Posted by: statusquo on 7/16/2012 9:16:51 PM
The only problem I have with this is that "spaghetti and meatballs" are NEVER served together in Italy.
It's an American invention.
Same as "pepperoni" on pizza. Not done!
Marinara sauce with sugar will get you the death penalty in Italy!
You cannot get a decent pizza in this town if your life depended on it!
What you get is an overloaded pie that cannot be called a "pizza" by any standard.
If this was a "French", festival, they couldn't get away with calling what they serve "French food". It's crap! The reason is Catherine De Medici...Florentine beauty, spoiled little bitch that got the French to eat properly. She was married off to King Henry the Second Of France.
Two weeks after being shipped off to France she wrote to her daddy in Florence Italy, complaining that "the French eat like pigs!".... hence her daddy'o send her some chefs from Florence and the French codified the recipes.
That is why French cuisine is regarded as "haute" and Italian is "peasant food"...rightfully so..... if we have to reference it from the local offerings of "Italian".