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The latest bastardization of Italian food culture:

Discussion in 'Food Forum' started by The Pontificator, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    Panini.

    I suppose we'll see Micky D's come out with their own version within the month. :(
     
  2. Hokie3

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    I don't know its background in Italian culture (if it even has one), but I've had some "panini" sandwiches that I like alot! I get one at a local pizza place in Charlotte called Hawthorne's Pizza. Chicken, roasted red peppers, fresh mozzarella, and basil on focaccia with an oil and balsamic vinegar dip. The bread and basil are what really make it IMO. I guess I'm guilty, but it's sooo good!
     

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    add most common pizza, calzones, lattes and a very other items.Most Americans don't have a clue as to what real Italian food are.;)
     
  4. kimo

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    Hey Ponti,

    I used your chicken Marsala recipe and it was great!!!;f
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    That's typical of American chain restaurants. Take a good thing and then FUBAR it.
     
  6. Hokie3

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    If you think about it, a lot of America's culture is basically a conglomerate bastardization of European culture in one way or another....Go Go Gadget Flame Suit!

    *Edited for grammar
     
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    Very true. With a "melting pot" culture such as ours, we really don't have our own "ethnic" meals. So I guess that we have to alter other's to come up with some that we can call our own! ;f
     
  8. moeman

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    :( If you can chew a bite of the sandwich in a couple of seconds and it dosen't leave a s**t load of crumbs everywhere it isn't Italian. In Italy the bread is really chewy! And Tasty!

    I agree that the watering down of food to the lowest common denonminator is the bain of the culinary existance.