Apr 172011

How did Italian food in the United States go from Chef Boyardee and spaghetti with meatballs to bruschetta and high cuisine, all in the space of twenty years? Esquire food critic John Mariani discusses his new book, How Italian Food Conquered The World, with Terry Gross on PBS’ “Fresh Air.” Read an excerpt or listen to the interview here. Note too that despite his erudition, Mariani relates the Raffeale Esposito-Queen Margherita legend as if it were a fact.  ZN

Grazie a Lindsey Thompson per la segnalazione.

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