Monday, August 8, 2011

Italian Food Pizza Collection

When I think of lasagna, the one word that comes to my mind is usually “gourmet”. Lasagna is lasagna noodles which are long and thick layered with a ground beef and sausage tomato sauce, sliced mozzarella, and Parmesan mixed with ricotta (Kathy Caswell). There are so many things you can do with lasagna noodles; there are also different types of lasagnas that have become very popular here in the United States. The different types include: vegetable lasagna for vegetarians, meat lasagna, and five cheese lasagnas.

Name one person that does not eat spaghetti and meatballs? You can’t think of anyone, right? Spaghetti and meatballs is the one dish that comes from Italy that is most consumed in the United States (Dalvin Rumsey). Spaghetti and meatballs has become a modern day American meal that is usually served with buttered bread and salad. People love this dish because it is very easy to make, the ingredients are not expensive, and it’s versatile. Spaghetti can be made with many different types of pastas and meat and tomato sauces. It’s funny because Italians believe that Americans do not know how to properly eat spaghetti. According to Italians the proper way to eat spaghetti is very simple: don’t overload your fork. If you overload your fork, you will end up slurping your food, and that’s not using proper manners
If I had asked you to think of the first Italian food that is consumed daily in the United States, you would probably think of pizza. According to Yahoo! Answers, a recent poll revealed that Americans on average eat about 23 pounds or 46 slices of pizza each year. By far pizza is the most consumed ethnic food in the United States. The poll also showed that pepperoni pizza is the most popular pizza sold and America’s least favorite is a pizza topped with anchovies. In any given town, anyone can find a pizza parlor nearby. As of 2009, there is currently about 61,269 pizza parlors in the United States alone (Yahoo!Answers).

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