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.
Italian cuisine abroad
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!
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.