How a ‘Strange,’ ‘Evil’ Fruit Came to Define Italy’s Cuisine – The New York Times

Di il 16 Maggio, 2024
When tomatoes first arrived in Europe 500 years ago, they were considered dangerous. Then in Naples they gave rise to pasta al pomodoro

Elsewhere in the world, pasta al pomodoro is seen as Italy’s “symbol of national identity par excellence,” the Italian historian Massimo Montanari writes in “A Short History of Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce” (2019) — despite its origins as a regional specialty predating Italian unification (between 1861 and 1871) by several decades, a creation of Naples when the city was still part of the sovereign Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.

Fonte: The New York Times

Autore: Ligaya Mishan

Link: How a ‘Strange,’ ‘Evil’ Fruit Came to Define Italy’s Cuisine

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