Four common misconceptions about Italian food

DSC07609Four common misconceptions about Italian food

Mijune Pak — Westender

For a cuisine as ancient as Italian, it’s no wonder it has acquired its fair share of myths and misconceptions.

I could list so many more than four, but these are the ones I really need to get out of my system. There are no right or wrong ways to eat Italian food ­– after all, it’s just food – and you can enjoy it however you want. As long as it’s good, I don’t think many people care where the origins of their pasta came from. Knowledge about a dish shouldn’t make it taste better, but it doesn’t hurt to know a little more.

Here are four things people often get wrong about Italian cuisine. Read the full article.

3 Comments

  • LotusRapper says:

    “I showed them a cooked noodle with a tiny white core, a sign of undercooked pasta in North American culture, but to them this was perfect.”

    That’s exactly the way I was taught about how to tell when pasta (at least the noodle varieties) is cooked just right ….. look for that small white dot, or uncooked core, in the cross section. And my instructor was none other than Chef Tony Minichiello, co-founder/owner of Northwest Culinary Academy of Vancouver, and of course he’s Italian 😀

    Buon appetito !

    LR

  • Mijune says:

    @LR – aww I miss seeing your comments!!! Of course it would help if I posted more, but timing is so different now!! I miss my SUPER LONG blog posts lol… however I’m trying to share in new ways and traveling has gotten pretty intense. My “to-do” list has grown and order of priorities shifted… but for the better! Also juggling life!!!! Finding balance… you know… the works! 😉 Thank you for saying hiiii!!! :)))

  • Steve says:

    “Save the bread.” – You might call me multicultural – I love to start off with the bread, oil and balsamic, but I also like to order extra bread afterwards to mop up the leftover sauces as well. As you can guess, I’m not much a carb counter :-).

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