It was a recipe for disaster: a reporter pining for the food she grew up with in Ohio goes looking for "grown-up" macaroni and cheese in Chicago.
You can see where this is going: Macaroni and cheese pizza. Yeah. I said it.
If there is any doubt that the bar has been raised in our ongoing search for the coveted Appalling Regional Delicacies Champion, I offer you you this excerpt from Tribune reporter Lauren R. Harrison's review:
"In most situations, I would have taken a napkin and dabbed the puddles of fat that bled through my paper plate. But, hey, I thought, it's pizza."
No, Lauren. It's a threat to sea life off the coast of Louisiana, but it's going in our cookbook.
From the Appalling Regional Delicacies Archives: The Hamball, Pistachio Salad
I had potato pizza in Rome. It was a regional delicacy that proved particularly filling when one was trying to do Europe on $5 a day back in the late 1980s.
I don't think it tops mac-n-cheese pizza, though. But I'll tell you what else has to go in your cookbook: Midwest carnival food, in particular the deep-fried snickers bar.
Posted by: MommyTime | April 29, 2010 at 12:08 PM
Sooner or later everything ends up on a pizza, fried in deep fat or available as a Starbucks Frappuccino flavor...
Posted by: Suburban Kamikaze | April 30, 2010 at 09:59 AM
OMG, my 7-year-old has just fallen in LOVE with mac-and-cheese pizza, thanks to Cici's in Orlando. Really, if he could he'da married it.
Posted by: janny226 | May 13, 2010 at 05:16 AM