My Favorite Food

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Ever since I was a little boy, pizza has always had a special place in my heart. From pizza day in the school cafeteria to pizza parties at sleep away camp, there was nothing more exciting than when that cardboard box was opened to reveal a round pie with eight delicious slices waiting to be devoured.

Early on I learned that everybody eats their pizza differently. There are those who fold their slices in half, those who eat their slices with two hands, and those who (dare I say) like to cut their pizza with a fork and knife. Some people soak up the olive oil with a napkin, while others don't mind a greasy slice. Some people like the crust, while others live for that first bite. Some people decorate their slices with spices, while others
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The pizza is thin enough that two people can split a large pie. In fact, ordering the small pie for $2 less is not even economical.

There is no better place to digest Grimaldi's than on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade overlooking lower Manhattan. It's the only place in the city that I can be assured to find at least one bride and groom snapping photos every time I'm there. On weekend afternoons it's common to see five or six couples taking wedding photos. Walking back on the bridge, one feels content, satisfied, accomplished, and [insert positive feeling here]. There are few experiences that rival this.

The spring of 2004 took me to Italy where I spent a semester studying in Florence. At the time, I was not a big foodie, so I rarely kept track of where I ate. Today, however, if I was to return, my entire trip would be dictated by food. Although Florence is a very Americanized city, my apartment was a 20 minute walk from the center of town. One evening, while exploring the area around our apartment, my roommates and I discovered a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant on a hidden side street. There wasn't a single English speaking person in the entire place and there was no English version of the menu. Although I have no idea what this place was named, I know how to get back there

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