Italian cuisine abroad: get ready to shiver!

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Italian cuisine. Is it to joke or maybe not? We know. Generally our palate is definitely a little too fine just to allow us to imagine changes to our most sacred holy recipes. We do not tolerate alterations and many times we also collide with each other because my grandmother’s recipe is not the same as your grandmother’s. So try to figure out what our reaction to the alteration of our beloved Italian cuisine abroad might be.

Try to figure out what could be our reaction to the alteration of our beloved Italian cuisine abroad.

The taste of Italy is everywhere you go, and it’s not just in your imagination. Culture has spread far beyond the borders of the country with its rich culinary history for a reason: people love to eat!
Food abroad can be difficult at first because many cultures have their own unique flavors that have been created over time by different groups.

Italian cuisine

Italian cuisine abroad

However, if you try hard enough, you will find ways around these obstacles: how to find out which type or style of cuisine you like best (whether Italian, Mexican, Indian, etc.) and then make adjustments accordingly; learn which spices help create depth without overwhelming other ingredients; ask questions about how certain dishes might be different depending on where/when someone was raised.

For the over three million Americans who identify as linguine and spaghetti lovers, this question is a big problem. Can they cook them? The answer seems to be “yes” But it turns out that not only people of Italian origin claim ownership of these noodles or any other type; some pasta lovers also come from Asian countries – especially from Korea!

Italian cuisine abroad

Italian cuisine

Drink cappuccino practically during any meal

The stranger sips cappuccino with spaghetti. A fairly common belief sees us Italians always drinking cappuccino. Obviously, for us, milk is something exclusively for breakfast!

Pasta and risotto as side dishes

Abroad the pasta is ordered accompanied by the salad while, for us, the pasta is a first course and the salad a side dish. The combination is alarming!

Ketchup on pasta, why?

Ketchup is used as a condiment on pasta, sometimes also together with mayonnaise. The real pasta with tomato is only the product of the union perfumed with fresh tomatoes and basil.

Condiments in pasta water

Many foreign restaurants, having no idea how to prepare pasta, use the pre-cooked one. Sometimes it is seasoned directly in the cooking water. What a pain! Furthermore, there is a common belief that adding oil during cooking prevents it from sticking to the bottom … er, no!

Pizza

Pepperoni is a pizza with famous salami abroad and above all in the States. The confusion is dictated by the assonance with our poor peppers.

The “fettuccine Alfredo”

The fettuccine Alfredo is another “Italian” dish very famous in the United States but in Italy it is very little known. They are egg fettuccine, with butter and Parmesan cheese.

Here are some strange uses and modifications of our Italian cuisine abroad.

The cake of pasta
One of the most common mistakes made in making pasta, for example, is the long cooking. Out of Italy very often pasta is cooked like this. You take a large pot, throw the pasta and then turn on the fire. The cooking can go on for hours, until you get a kind of glue. The product can then be easily cut into slices like a cake, strictly without salt and oil.

Micro waves and Italian cuisine
But perhaps the most used way to bake pasta is through microwave oven. Undoubtedly it is a fast system that takes cooking from six hours to a few minutes, but the result is a soup with post-atomic recalls very often accompanied by a persistent aroma of chemical nut. However, this system presents a risk. Scientists are still trying to understand why spaghetti has a tendency to explode in the oven.

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