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Irish Born Chinese

No foreign food, full stop, in Italy

Created Saturday, 31st January 2009, 22:55 by whykay
(NOTE: This is a migrated article from the old IBC blog)

In Italy, they are banning new foreign food outlets, such as shops that sell kebabs, Asian cuisine, etc. in their cities.

The drive to make Italians eat Italian, which was described by the Left and leading chefs as gastronomic racism, began in the town of Lucca this week, where the council banned any new ethnic food outlets from opening within the ancient city walls.

Fantastic, isn’t it? Anyone who loves food, would find this very over the top. I would support them if they banned fast food, actually, the article did not say anything about Mc Donald’s, Burger King and so on. I suppose these fast food restaurants are not really ethnic, loop hole, or not wanting to piss-off big corporate investors?

Oh, this is the funny part, when Minister of Agriculture was asked on his support for this he said after asked “if he had ever eaten a kebab”:

“No – and I defy anyone to prove the contrary. I prefer the dishes of my native Veneto. I even refuse to eat pineapple.”

So, I thought Irish people were bad, even though they have improved and are more adventurous. There was an intern (in first company I worked for, big US corporate company) from Kerry and he would not eat anything bar potatoes and chicken. He would not even touch pineapple, even though he never tried it before. So one day, we snuck some in his lunch and he said what it was, and we made up something, he ate it and loved it.

Food is food, everybody, even in Italy, people will eat their own ethnic food, but don’t stop them eating other ethnic dishes. Life is too short to be ignorant of one’s little pleasures.

(Source: Times online)