We’re used to dealing with the more standard food myths (panettone, gianduja, unsalted bread, and the Mediterranean Diet), but a recent gossip blog story gave famous Tuscan butcher as the author of Lady Gaga’s now-[in]famous meat dress. Asked for a comment, Dario Cecchini at first said it was top-secret, then said he had never heard about he dress until we mentioned it to him.
We suspect that behind a bit of silly gossip lies some sociological desire to connect Lady Gaga with Italian food. John Mariani, in his book-length treatment of the subject, never actually answers why Italian food (or meat) has conquered the world. This question bears investigating. ZNTags: Meat, Food Myths