I want to tell you a secret today… (I’ll write in English for the sake of all of you understanding!)
Chicken parmigiana is NOT an Italian meal. I’ve never eaten it, I’ve never seen it in Italy and I’ve never even imagined it!!!
I don’t know where it all started, I mean the legend about chicken parmigiana being Italian, and honestly I don’t even want to know! But the thing which is pretty annoying is that you will find it in every “Italian” restaurant abroad and it makes it even worse because it makes you think that the recipe is Italian. I’m probably stressing it too much, but I just want to let you know that if you go to a restaurant and order a chicken parmigiana thinking that you are eating Italian food, well… you are wrong. The same goes for spaghetti with meatballs, I’ve only seen it in a Disney movie. Who would ever eat spaghetti and meatballs in the same dish?!
The one and only Italian parmigiana is made with eggplants (which make the dish vegetarian!)!!!
The topic of Italian food not being real Italian food abroad has been discussed by me and Nadia, LaPixieDust, in this video:
The video is entirely in Italian, so I’ll try to sum it up in a few words in English. Often – I’d say too often – the “Italian” food you eat abroad is not Italian food. Simple recipes with genuine and few ingredients are totally changed and it gives you a completely wrong idea about the food we eat here in Italy. If you eat at a restaurant in Italy, you’ll see that the food is completely different!
Nadia and I – mostly Nadia – try to teach you real Italian recipes, so make sure you follow us!
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