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[OFF TOPIC] Food & Drinks Thread

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10 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

non-alchoolic...definitely Mineral Water...Italy is at the top of any ranking about mineral water drinking...we have I don't know how many different brands of that...

alchoolic...surely wine (especially among the not so young people)...but also beer drinking is growing day after day (especially among the yougsters)...

among the other drinks, I think Coca-cola and Fanta are the best sellers...

we don't have a unique product different from any other Country that's so popular in our entire territory (maybe there are some local traditional products in some places -like the coffe ice-drink in Calabria and on a lesser scale the rest of Southern Italy- but they can't be considered a national beverage)...

 

What about Tassoni ? :bounce:

 

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And its unforgettable TV advertisement, always the same since like 50 years :lol:

 

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1 minuto fa, Sindo ha scritto:

 

What about Tassoni ? :bounce:

 

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And its unforgettable TV advertisement, always the same since like 50 years :lol:

 

 

you're right...probably that's a characteristic Italian beverage...

but I'm not so sure they can be considered best sellers...

frankly, I don't think there are many people drinking that...especially in the Central and Southern Italy...:mumble:

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All these Italian dishes makes me really hungry.:p I will probably have Fusilli al pesto rosso with some vegetables on the side later. 

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10 minutes ago, wumo26 said:

All these Italian dishes makes me really hungry.:p I will probably have Fusilli al pesto rosso with some vegetables on the side later. 

 

Pesto rosso ? Never heard of that :p

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3 minutes ago, Sindo said:

 

Pesto rosso ? Never heard of that :p

Really? :yikes:

Billedresultat for pesto rosso

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6 minutes ago, wumo26 said:

Really? :yikes:

Billedresultat for pesto rosso

 

I mean we have pesto, but it's the green one and it's completely different from this one :mumble:

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11 minutes ago, Sindo said:

 

I mean we have pesto, but it's the green one and it's completely different from this one :mumble:

Don't you have other types of pesto, except Pesto alla Genovese, where you live? 

Here we make many varieties of pesto. BUT NEVER MAKE KALE PESTO! THAT IS A CRIME AGAINST PESTO!

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Someone advertising non-Italian food as Italian? Impossible! :p

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5 minuti fa, wumo26 ha scritto:

Don't you have other types of pesto, except Pesto alla Genovese, where you live? 

Here we make many varieties of pesto. BUT NEVER MAKE KALE PESTO! THAT IS A CRIME AGAINST PESTO!

 

sure...

we have so many different kind of "pesto" (which literally means "mashed", so with that word you can basically mean almost any sort of sausage made with non-cooked ingredients -mainly herbs + oil, garlic, sometimes cheese and/or fruits like almonds or walnuts and so on- mashed and mixed together)...

here are some examples (there's also a red version, made with dried up tomato kept in extra virgin olive oil + almonds, pine nuts and basil)...

https://ricette.giallozafferano.it/Pesto-alla-trapanese.html/related/

 

p.s. here in the North-West of Italy the absolutely most popular version is the "classic" one, with basil, pine nuts, cheese (parmesan rather than pecorino...there's always a dispute about it), garlic and extra virgin olive oil...

all the other versions are not so used/known...

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12 minutes ago, wumo26 said:

Don't you have other types of pesto, except Pesto alla Genovese, where you live? 

Here we make many varieties of pesto. BUT NEVER MAKE KALE PESTO! THAT IS A CRIME AGAINST PESTO!

 

Pesto alla genovese is the only kind of pesto I am aware of, so we do not even have to specify "alla genovese", because that's the only one you can talk about if you just say "pesto" :p But I am not a chef so maybe there are other kinds of "pesto" I am not aware of :lol:

 

Or maybe you call "pesto" what we call "sugo" (general word for a sauce you put on pasta), there are hundreds of different kind of "sugo".

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6 minutes ago, phelps said:

 

sure...

we have so many different kind of "pesto" (which literally means "mashed", so with that word you can basically mean almost any sort of sausage made with non-cooked ingredients -mainly herbs + oil, garlic, sometimes cheese and/or fruits like almonds or walnuts and so on- mashed and mixed together)...

here are some examples (there's also a red version, made with dried up tomato kept in extra virgin olive oil + almonds, pine nuts and basil)...

https://ricette.giallozafferano.it/Pesto-alla-trapanese.html/related/

 

p.s. here in the North-West of Italy the absolutely most popular version is the "classic" one, with basil, pine nuts, cheese (parmesan rather than pecorino...there's always a dispute about it), garlic and extra virgin olive oil...

all the other versions are not so used/known...

 

So the other pesto we have is the pesto alla siciliana :mumble:(all the others are just smashed vegetables). Never heard of that, but I live in the very opposite part of Italy :d But it doesn't look the same as the pesto rosso shown by  @wumo26 :mumble:

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3 minutes ago, Sindo said:

 

So the other pesto we have is the pesto alla siciliana :mumble:(all the others are just smashed vegetables). Never heard of that, but I live in the very opposite part of Italy :d But it doesn't look the same as the pesto rosso shown by  @wumo26 :mumble:

Pesto rosso is a general term for red varities of pesto. Pesto alla siciliana is a specific type of pesto. Here we normally make pesto rosso of sun-dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers, sunseed oil/olive oil, pine nuts or cashew nuts, garlic and parmesan (sometimes a little basil).

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