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Not real Italian food - Passionate Italians voice their distaste on Twitter

These Italians are showing their disapproval of dishes that are in no way traditional and they've created a Twitter account that proves they’re pretty mad.

by: Robyn Brittow | 05 Jun 2018
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The Twitter account, Italians Mad at Food, has over 50 000 followers - where passionate Italians aim to set the record straight to all those claiming that their dishes are Italian. The tweets are pretty blunt and the Italians don't hold back. 

It’s no secret that almost everyone loves Italian food - whether it is pasta, pizza or the much fancier risotto that satisfies our bellies. Italians can take this imitation of their food as flattery and be proud that the rest of the world enjoys their delicious cuisine.

Try these 5 pasta recipes and be sure to not upset any Italians while you’re at it.

Bolognaise pasta

Be a daredevil and try this bolognaise with pasta instead of spaghetti!

bolognaise pasta

Red wine ragu with rigatoni

Pair with a glass of your favourite Sangiovese or Chianti.

red wine ragu

Butternut ricotta ravioli

You can never go wrong with the sweet butternut and slightly crumbly ricotta ravioli combination.

butternut ricotta ravioli

Pork chop carbonara

Taking bolder twists on the classic carbonara and adding a delicious pork chop to the mix, elevates this meal to a whole other level of decadence. More, please!

pork chop carbonara


Who doesn’t love this classic comfort food?



Ultimate mac 'n cheese

00:20 Heat 10g (1 tbsp) of the butter in a large non-stick frying pan and fry the bacon and leeks until the bacon is crisp and the leeks are soft. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Drain and set aside.

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