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The Academia Barilla in Parma is the first international center dedicated to the development and promotion of Italian gastronomic culture. So the folks there know a thing or two about Italian food and how it should be prepared and eaten. The center recently published 10 Italian cooking commandments according to Academia Barilla. Here they are:
- You shall not sip a cappuccino during a meal.
- Risotto and pasta are not side dishes.
- You shall not add oil to water (when cooking pasta).
- Ketchup on pasta; please don’t!
- Spaghetti Bolognese, no way it is tagliatelle!
- Chicken pasta – not in Italy.
- “Caesar” salad is almost unknown in Italy.
- The red and white checkered tablecloth is only a stereotype.
- Fettuccine Alfredo is only popular overseas.
- You shall respect tradition and what the Italian mama says!
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