Food Porn - Wet, Wild, and Oiled Up on a Bed of Lasagna

food porn lasagnaOk, here’s another reason you can’t get real Italian food in the US.

Here is a plate of lasagna as served in Sarzana. Immediately you can tell why you won’t get it in the US, can’t you?

“What’s that floating on my plate! E’ gads, it’s…grease!”

“Sir, it’s olive oil of the highest quality!”

“It’s grease in English, you silly excuse for a waiter! Take it away! bring me something grease free you hear!”

“Oh, and bring me some olive oil to dip my bread in. What’s up with this place, are you trying to cheat me or something?”

The first time I cooked in an “Italian” restaurant in the US I wanted to show the chef what I’d learned about cooking in Sardinia. Yes, you cook the sauce until the oil separates from the tomatoes.

No dice. You can’t do that here, he said. No visible oil. I think it’s against our dietary laws.

I can’t wait to get back to Italy. March. March, I tell you. The month I mean. And February is a dwarf month!

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I’m done, but you might also be enlightened (or angered by) Why the Food is Better in Italy. It’s sorta part one of a two part rant.


Food Porn - Wet, Wild, and Oiled Up on a Bed of Lasagna originally appeared on WanderingItaly.com , updated: Jan 31, 2008 © .

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