Real Italian Food

When I attended the first conference for this project last March, the Italian participants went out of their way to inform me of the ways in which Americans do Italian food incorrectly.

  • There is no such thing as alfredo sauce in Italy.
  • No self-respecting Italian would eat spaghetti bolognese because spaghetti comes from the south and bolognese sauce comes from the north — and one must never mix pastas and sauces from different regions.
  • Pizzas should only have one or two toppings – the whole idea of a supreme pizza is anathema.

On Sunday afternoon, our Italian friend and colleague fixed the most delicious meal — real Italian food.  Here’s just the antipasti course, which was followed by pasta, meat, salad and tiramisu.  And, of course, everything was accompanied by excellent wine.


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