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NEVER, EVER, SIP A CAPPUCCINO WITH MEALS.
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Cappuccino is only for breakfast; take it with something sweet (much better if it’s a croissant). If you really want it, you can ask for one as a dessert, but you should know it is not gonna happen that mamma will prepare it for you.
Pasta and rice are main courses, only the Ossobuco alla milanese (an specialty of Milan cuisine) is served with rice on the side. Serving pasta on the side is considered sacrilege.
There’s not a single dish in the Italian cuisine that could go well with ketchup: tomato sauce is just enough!
All condiments must be added after the pasta have been drained and served in a plate. Do not add oil or other type of fatty condiments to the water in which the pasta will be cooked.
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DON’T ASK FOR RICE OR PASTA AS A SIDE DISH.
DO NOT BE SURPRISE IF MAMMA DOES NOT USE OIL TO COOK PASTA.
Many Italian chefs have tried this weird match in their nouvelle cuisine creations but surely: they have not told their moms!
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DO NOT USE PARMESAN IN FISH DISHES.
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DO NOT ASK
FOR PASTA WITH CHICKEN.
In Italy it doesn’t exist a dish like that.
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DO NOT ASK FOR A CAESAR SALAD:
ITALIAN DISHES HAVE NOT
This salad, name after its creator Caesar Cardini, is part of a long list of dishes created by chefs of Italian origin and completely unknown in Italy.
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For some weird reason this type of table cloth is associated to Italian food: all Italian restaurants abroad use it but it is not usual at Italian homes.
DO NOT BE SURPRISE IF THE TABLECLOTH MAMMA USES IS NOT A WHITE AND RED CHECKED ONE.
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DO NOT ASK FOR YOUR
Fettuccine Alfredo are the most famous Italian dish in the USA; in Italy nobody knows it.
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LISTEN CAREFULLY TO MAMMA’S ADVICE.
Every mamma has learned to cooked from her mamma who has learned from her mamma as well and so on. It is a tested system. What is the main point every mamma teaches her daughter about cooking? Love is the heart of everything. Italian food should always be shared with your loved ones. Love and family are everything.
Credits: Mr. Cubix