How to eat like an Italian

Sep 11, 2013 Full story: 9

We've all committed them, but now, at last, we have no excuses. A respected food institute has listed those culinary no-nos that make Italians wince inwardly but which they are too polite to tell you about.

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Busca, Italy

#1 Sep 11, 2013
first forget those meatball pasta or even cappuccino after lunch, please don't make us puke

Busca, Italy

#2 Sep 11, 2013
quality instead of quantity: good ingredients, avoid plastic cheese and never put ketchup on pizza. don't overload it.

risoto and pasta are not contorno

never put oil in the boiling water

caesar pasta and freddy's fettuccinE don't exist in Italy

that "typical" red and white table cloth is NOT typical in Italy, but abroad.


Busca, Italy

#3 Sep 11, 2013
risotto and chicken, no. risotto isn't a contorno.
cold black coffee

Reynoldsburg, OH

#4 Sep 21, 2013
Dateline London?

A Briton telling the World how to eat like an Italian? And bringing tablecloths up as if that mattered? pffft...

I've had "real" Italian and was severely disappointed.

I'll take "American Italian", thank you, and lots of it!

Boca Raton, FL

#5 Sep 23, 2013
I feel like this infographic says it all:

Italy is the largest consumer of pasta in the world


#6 Sep 24, 2013
Spiacente per lo spammer che non capisce un czzzo di come si mangi in Italia. Forse la crisi, sei povero e non puoi studiare n viaggiare per capire ed imparare... ti capisco...
have a fatty motor-oil sunk pits with ketchup topped with plastic and junk
you can still cheat some non-italian


#7 Sep 24, 2013
a tourist who visits Italy may taste 1% of its REGIONAL specialities, and Italy's made of 20 regions.
I said taste, but to know and understand is still beyond.
Sorry for bad experiences, tourystles, or maybe not, I'm not promoting italy, there's crisis,
just git off me waeeee


#8 Sep 25, 2013
ok cold black coffee, tell us about yr "real" italian...
cold black coffee

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 Oct 23, 2013
one wrote:
ok cold black coffee, tell us about yr "real" italian...
Ita wazza froma fazolis anda madea bya reala Italiano froma Nicaragua regiona of Italia. Lotsa cheesea, noodlini and meata saucea witha twoa meataballsa. Anda serveda witha bigga cuppa coffeea. Desserta wassa chocolatea cookiesa anda morea coffeea. Ia eata there everya daya anda usea couponsa soa Ia canna savea mya moneya anda buya morea. Capisha, piezonoa?

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