I've come close to replicating it, but the only person down here in the South that seems to share my enthusiasm about the tomato pie is a friend from New York. The first time he ate it he said, "Ah, like momma used to make." Later, I was told by a pizza shop owner in Delaware that tomato pie was a 'poor' person food. Families made it when they couldn't afford cheese and toppings for pizza. The owner described the tomato pie as what "grandma used to make." His grandma was living through the depression, so to me it all made sense.
Anyway, here is Brian Regan talking about Pie and IHop Cathedrals.
|Brian Regan - Let's Split a Pie|