Church gatherings, birthday parties, school fairs - these doughy slabs slathered in tomato sauce are a staple at any Rhode Island social function. Like coffee milk, the exact history of the strips is a mystery; however, some sources believe they are an Americanized version of cudduruni – a Sicilian style pan-baked, thick focaccia bread topped with tomato sauce and herbs. The traditional preparation of the strip is simple – no cheese and no toppings other than sauce – but you can get tasty twists on the original at Colvitto’s Pizza & Bakery. 90 Point Judith Road, Narragansett. 783-8086.