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Fake Italian food around the world (Reblogged post)

Some days ago I’ve found a really good article about “Italian food” around the world that is not Italian at all and I want to share it with you.
Since I’m Italian, I can assure you that what you are going to read is the truth, I’ve never seen/heard most of these dishes here in Italy.. :P So, read it carefully and remember it well when you enter in a restaurant in your country!


(ORIGINAL TITLE: “17 Italian foods that aren’t Italian at all!” By Alessia Gargiulo)

The truth about Spaghetti Bolognese, Fettuccine Alfredo and other non-Italian dishes which are passed off as traditionally from the Bel Paese. And be ware of the chicken…

Fact: Food is better in Italy than anywhere else in the world. I’m not tempted by starred chefs from other nations or lovers of other types of cuisine – although I appreciate it and often eat it – but simply, in a hypothetical Italy vs Rest of the World match, I don’t think there could be any recipe that compares with a plate of spaghetti and clams cooked as it should be or a well-creamed risotto.


Since my statement – peremptory, arrogant but absolutely unquestionable – is true, I personally assume the commitment to refute all the false beliefs about Italian food and recipes but which are not Italian. You’ll probably hate me by the end of the article.

Spaghetti with meatballs


Although we were moved by the kissing scene in Lady and the Tramp and we found Catherine Scorsese cooking spaghetti with meatballs for her son Martin adorable, they don’t exist in Continue reading