Italy has a new Nonna

Peppa Guida*

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You could be forgiven for not knowing much of southern Italy’s rich food traditions. Globalised cuisine based doctrine is simple; do it as the French do, but in your own unique way.

For the south of Italy, that could never work. Streets are littered (sometimes literally) with stories of great things that either did happen, or should have, could have. It’s hard to argue with the mentality of the area when it comes to it. From cucina povera, peasants food, to the Slow Food Movement, the south is a cultural cocktail that splits the nuanced dichotomy in so enriched by the elitism of the fussy Francophile cuisine.

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