Italy Travel10 Italian Cooking and Dining Mistakes

10 Italian Cooking and Dining Mistakes
Published on Sunday, September 8, 2013 by
capuccinoThe Academia Barilla in Parma is the first international center dedicated to the development and promotion of Italian gastronomic culture. So the folks there know a thing or two about Italian food and how it should be prepared and eaten. The center recently published  10 Italian cooking commandments according to Academia Barilla. Here they are:
1. You shall not sip a cappuccino during a meal.
2. Risotto and pasta are not side dishes.
3. You shall not add oil to water (when cooking pasta).
4. Ketchup on pasta; please don’t!
5. Spaghetti Bolognese, no way it is tagliatelle!
6. Chicken pasta – not in Italy.
7. “Caesar” salad is almost unknown in Italy.
8.  The red and white checkered tablecloth is only a stereotype.
9. Fettucine Alfredo is only popular overseas.
10. You shall respect tradition and what the Italian mama says!

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One Response
    • This seems to be very helpful information. Not knowing much about Italy I’ll take this advice. Wife and I have been there one time in 2010 (Venice). We are going back May 2015 with my sister and her husband. We can’t wait. I’m learning Italian and trying to plan a great vacation. Of all my places to visit, Italy just has so much that makes it a great place. My wife wants to get info on this trip about 2 and 4 weeks cooking classes.

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