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Thank yous to Toedtoes and Punomatic who actually read the article instead of snarking sight unseen. I like the fact that the article tried to educate people on the variety of cuisine found in the nation of Italy. It's informative for those who actually read it.

Italy does have great food but it's a lot more than red sauce, meat sauce and pasta. I've had some outstanding antipasto in little cafes that make their own cured meats. I've also had some fantastic cod dishes in the northern part of Italy.


People tend to try to compartmentalize cuisine and in doing so shrink the variation down to a standard menu size of dishes. Reality is so far from that. People (and food) tend to cross borders and meld together and that creates many variations.

Italian isn't just marinara sauce, Chinese isn't just chow mein, Greek isn't just lamb, etc. They offer so much more if you're willing to open your eyes.


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toedtoes wrote:

magnusfide wrote:

Thank yous to Toedtoes and Punomatic who actually read the article instead of snarking sight unseen. I like the fact that the article tried to educate people on the variety of cuisine found in the nation of Italy. It's informative for those who actually read it.

Italy does have great food but it's a lot more than red sauce, meat sauce and pasta. I've had some outstanding antipasto in little cafes that make their own cured meats. I've also had some fantastic cod dishes in the northern part of Italy.


People tend to try to compartmentalize cuisine and in doing so shrink the variation down to a standard menu size of dishes. Reality is so far from that. People (and food) tend to cross borders and meld together and that creates many variations.

Italian isn't just marinara sauce, Chinese isn't just chow mein, Greek isn't just lamb, etc. They offer so much more if you're willing to open your eyes.

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I have eaten my way across Italy and eaten in plenty of great Italian restaurants. We used to visit a neighborhood in Connecticut we called Spaghetti Mountain. Black Cadillacs lined up in front of brick row houses. Those people could party. I married into an Irish family and they loved the Italians.

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Just add "ish" to the end of all the cultural food categories so we don't offend anybody or get their panties in a wad.


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I only eat America Food. Everybody knows what that is.


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