Tag Archives: pasta

Mac and cheese, but for actual people

People like me, who have never been to the United States but who do spend a lot of time on the internet, usually have this weird image of the US that’s entirely based on completely random and unconnected stereotypes. There’s … Continue reading

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Squid, the best animal in the world

Let’s talk about squid for a moment. Squid are marvellous animals. To eat, I mean. They fall into the category of ‘food I never dared to prepare because I didn’t know how to but which actually turned out pretty OK when … Continue reading

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Pasta aglio olio e peperoncino

One of the best things about being a foreigner in Italy is when your foreign friends come visit. It’s not that I don’t have friends here, it’s just that my friends here are Italian and therefore inherently unimpressed by anything … Continue reading

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Anticlockwise

Life is full of pleasant surprises, and recently one such pleasant surprise rang my doorbell here in Turin: it was my brother with his consort for a super quick visit to my new home town, which they hadn’t seen yet. … Continue reading

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Neapolitan lasagne

As I mentioned a few months ago, I’m currently an English teacher here in Italy, and a pretty unorthodox one at that. Thankfully, my students are a pretty mixed bunch, too, so I don’t necessarily stand out too much. Although, … Continue reading

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Another Italian food war

There’s a few things Italians simply won’t let you mess with: their mothers, their god-given right to cut you off in traffic, and perhaps the most important, their food. Imagine, therefore, the outrage, the anger, the seething hatred when a … Continue reading

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The joys and rage that come with owning a pasta machine

Some time in the recent past, I celebrated my birthday. “Happy birthday, Dittatrice”, you say, “how old are you now?”, I hear you wonder. Well, I’m not telling, so that’s the end of that. For my birthday, my friends came … Continue reading

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