Feb 202011
 

We have noted in other posts that in the nineteenth century Italy was not celebrated for its pasta, pizzas or pesto. Rather it was Italian confectionary that excited attention. A nice demonstration of this comes from a paragraph in a British magazine dating to the late nineteenth century.

Let France, then, send her countless dishes, Italy her cream, Spain her olla-podrida, Russia her caviare [sic], Turkey her kieboobs [sic], India her curry, Ireland, Scotland and Wales their stew, haggis and rabbit, whilst English roast beef shall compete with the cookery of the world. Let Germany also send her sausages…

Most of these associations hold good to this very day. Italian cream though?   SY

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