Ten 'Italian' dishes that don't actually exist in Italy
As far as I can tell, all of us knew, it's the Italians who are nonplussed.
More after the break.
"As the owner of a food-tour company and cookery course in Venice, Monica Cesarato is wearily familiar with the kind of misconceptions that foreigners have about Italian food.
Although many of the people on her tours are well-travelled and open-minded, even they sometimes have the wrong idea about Italian cuisine. Often, they expect one thing - and they’re puzzled or even outraged when they get another."
But that is not because we don't realize Americans americanize food, it is because the food we find overseas frequently has the same name, and we are confused. So, pepperoni pizza in the US has pepperoni sausage, but in Italy it has peppers.
And no, we Americans don't know the provenance of every Italian dish, or its classic form, and most of us don't really care. Americans care about how things taste, and we want them to taste good, but familiar, so we take classical fare from another country and make it our own. Think of it as an homage.
And always, but always eat homage food in front of college SJW, it will blow their teeny, narrow minds. Dinner and a show!
Oberlin Students Think Americanized Asian Food Is Cultural Appropriation. They’re So Wrong.
This is a fine smackdown, but I was really hoping for more of a Quentin Tarantino, 12 year old mentality, double barreled blast. But this will do, and I won't have to clean gore off my shirt.