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"Authentic": what does that mean, anyway?


Chris Amirault
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On 2/25/2021 at 10:14 AM, Anna N said:

I have never had “real” carbonara.  Don’t think I’ve ever tasted fake carbonara either. But I am pretty certain during the massive immigrant influx into New York City at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, Italians adapted. Just as they adapted and adopted tomatoes in the 15th or 16th century. Try to imagine Italian cuisine without tomatoes. So I think there’s a little posturing going on here. But if it serves as a catalyst for a polite but vigourous discussion then I am all for it.

Another look at Italians and tomatoes.

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