|I am very passionate about Italian food.
To the point that if you take me to an Italian restaurant outside of Italy,
I will tell you it is not ‘real’ Italian food.
My in-laws insist that that the family owned Italian restaurant
in their small midwest town is authentic because the owner is ‘I-Talian’.
However both the pizza and pasta sauces are so sweet,
you could have fooled me with a jar of processed Prego sauce.
Both do not sit well with my palette or my years from growing up in southern Italy.
I am convinced that any Italians cooking in America cook for the American palette.
Any American-Italians that cook food are cooking ‘American-Italian food’
which is not Italian food.
Which is great. Just do not confuse the two as one.
I am also a purist and I believe that you need certain ingredients like the
salty Mediterranean air to make anything truly authentic.
However I did find one place in Malibu, California that served the closest to the real thing.
I liked the food so much that I made sure to give my compliments personally to the chef.
He was Italian and I give him props for sticking with the pure tastes of Italy.
My husband has had to hear my views on Italian food since before we began dating.
The one story I used to tell him about often was eating at the houses of
|The busy city of Napoli, Italia became my home twice in my life for a total of six years.|
|The meal being prepared by Maria and Ada.|
|You will never leave hungry. Quite the opposite.|
|Must continue to brush up on my Italian vocabulary to keep up in the passionate fast talking conversations.|
|Delicious foods that were the ensemble to the main pasta course.|
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