Red Sauce How Italian Food Became American




James Beard’s French-Style Lobster Fra Diavolo

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 | 7 views

Lobster Fra Diavolo is a true American invention. That didn’t stop James Beard from trying to assign as having French origins.

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Now In English, A Short History of Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce

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Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 | 2 views

Available in English for the first time today, A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce tells the story of tomato sauce and spaghetti. Montanari is looking at the history of tomato sauce from the perspective of Italians in their native Italy.

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How Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles Americanized Fettuccine Alfredo

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Thursday, November 18th, 2021 | 13 views

Pennsylvania Dutch Noodles Alfredo from a ad for the pasta that featured the recipe

The original Fettuccine Alfredo was a simple recipe made from butter and cheese. By the 1960s, the Pennsylvania Dutch Noodle company had reinvented the dish for American cooks.

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Japanese Convenience Store “Spaghetti Napolitan”

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Tuesday, November 16th, 2021 | 15 views

Convenience stores like 7/11, Lawson, and FamilyMart sell a variety of pre-made foods and bento boxes. These are commonly eaten at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and are especially popular for single people or as a meal during work hours. One common dish commonly available is a Japanese-style spaghetti.

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Cookbook: Let’s Eat Italy!

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Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 | 3 views

A new cookbook on Italian food is available today, but it is much more than just a collection of recipes. Let’s Eat Italy!: Everything You Want to Know About Your Favorite Cuisine provides readers with helpful charts and images.

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The Origins of Bagel Pizza

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Thursday, November 4th, 2021 | 9 views

Bagel pizzas -- where do they come from?

There are few fusion foods that cause more controversy than bagel pizzas. The question of who invented the bagel pizza is an east coast / west coast rivalry bigger than Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac.

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The Bad Translation that Gave Us Pumpkin “alla Parmegiana”

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Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021 | 3 views

The 1912 cookbook Simple Italian Cooking is one of the first English language cookbooks featuring Italian cuisine, and the collection translates many of the recipes of Artusi’s massive collection, Science in the Kitchen and the Art of Eating Well.

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A Look Back at the Burger King “Veal Parmagiana” Sandwich

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Wednesday, October 27th, 2021 | 7 views

In the late 1970s, Burger King was losing the burger wars. McDonalds had come to dominate fast food on a national level. A number of factors contributed to Burger King lagging behind like poor management and the introduction of burger alternatives didn’t help the situation either.

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Red Sauce Restaurant Chefs Launch Contemporary Red Sauce Cookbook, Italian American

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Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 | 3 views

Italian American cookbook with sauce on the background

Available today is a new Italian-American inspired cookbook from Angie Rito and Scott Tacinelli, who teamed up with Jamie Feldman, a cookbook writer and editor. Italian American: Red Sauce Classics and New Essentials: A Cookbook promises a modern take on classic red sauce recipes.

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Pasta, a Cookbook from Missy Robbins of Misi and Lilia

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Tuesday, October 12th, 2021 | 0 views

A new pasta cookbook is available today from Missy Robbins, the chef at Misi and Lilia in Brooklyn. Both the chef and her restaurant are known fro for handmade pasta. Pasta: The Spirit and Craft of Italy’s Greatest Food, with Recipes explores 40 handmade pasta shapes.

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