|On Friday, the House passed HCR34, declaring the “pepperoni roll” to be the official State Food of West Virginia. The resolution honors the pepperoni roll and its humble beginnings by stating, “the simple-to-make pepperoni roll is more than the sum of its parts, every single bite is filled with soft, warm bread infused with flavor from the freshly cut, delicately seasoned pepperoni; and
Whereas, Philadelphia may have its cheese steak and New York its bagels, the pepperoni roll was first created in Fairmont, around 1927 by Italian immigrant baker, Giuseppe “Joseph” Argiro, and it should be no surprise that it quickly became a daily staple for coal miners and struggling families.”
Visit the Marion County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website to learn more about the history of this West Virginia staple.
And at H2C Strategies, it’s not a pepperoni roll unless it has sticks, not slices!