Fast Food

Apr 15th, 2002, 01:47 PM
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barb
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Fast Food

What's your favorite Italian "fast food"?
 
Apr 15th, 2002, 01:49 PM
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Gellato, of course!
 
Apr 15th, 2002, 01:50 PM
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Bob
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Wine.
 
Apr 15th, 2002, 01:51 PM
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Ariana
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There's no such thing. A true Italian meal no matter how small or simple is meant to be savored and enjoyed not gobbled down like a Big Mac
 
Apr 15th, 2002, 01:54 PM
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Freshly baked Italian bread with mortadella and provolone.
Fast food in Italy - shame on you.
 
Apr 15th, 2002, 02:24 PM
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No, that's what I mean, something you can grab and go with. I vote for wine and gelato too, or olives, bread and cheese. How do you feel about those "squashed" sandwiches?
 
Apr 15th, 2002, 02:34 PM
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Just got back from Italy and the fast food we lovd were suppli (rice balls), potato corquettes, panini sandwiches with all sorts of fillings, and pizza (lots of pizza on the run places with toppings such as tuna and potato, salad and dried beef etc)
 
Apr 15th, 2002, 03:42 PM
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There's fast food...

and then there's KFC.
 
Apr 15th, 2002, 09:06 PM
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top
 
Apr 16th, 2002, 12:17 AM
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Italy is the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement
Visit their wonderful website at http://www.slowfood.com/
Forget about fast food, relax and enjoy your food.
 
Apr 16th, 2002, 12:46 AM
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Why don't you just call it ice-cream, 'cos that's what it it? It's just ice-cream. Why bother using that particular Italian word when the rest of everyhting to type is English?
 
Apr 16th, 2002, 06:26 AM
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FYI

Gelato is NOT ice CREAM. Ice Cream is made of light or heavy cream and has a higher butter fat content; Gelato is made of whole MILK. Big difference in composition and consistency.
 
Apr 16th, 2002, 06:48 AM
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Italy doens't have fast food? That is news to me.

Everywhere we went we saw small family owned shops serving Italian Fast Food. This consisted of very thin pizza with an amazing variety of toppings. They wrap it up in paper and you eat it as you walk down the street.

We saw all types of people doing this!
 
Apr 16th, 2002, 06:55 AM
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Italy has the best "fast food"! This term has such a stigma.

Anyway, Pizza Margarita with an Orangiata at the Piazza di Pantheon in the heart of Rome.

Good distiction between Gelato and ice cream! Gelato is made of whole milk and lots of egg yolks.

I love Bacio Bianco with lots of panna.
 
Apr 16th, 2002, 07:05 AM
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Randy Malpaso
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Well Duh, but Italy makes both, doesnt it?
 
Apr 16th, 2002, 07:29 AM
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Well Duh....Randy, why don't you stop wasting our time and go and find out yourself.

 
Apr 16th, 2002, 10:46 AM
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I love a little bag of olives to munch on while walking exploring the streets of Roma.
 
Apr 17th, 2002, 03:30 AM
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topping
 
Apr 17th, 2002, 03:43 AM
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Re: Randy's comment about using the word "Gelato."

I have to agree. "Gelato" translates to "Frozen", the past participle of Gelare - to freeze. Gelato in Italy ranges from the delicious kind everyone pictures, to the prepackaged freezer case ice cream sandwich at the corner store. It's all "Gelato" and it all means "Ice Cream" in English : )
 
Apr 17th, 2002, 03:44 AM
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The panini in the Chianti region - simply fresh bread, mozzarella, tomato and lettuce. I don't know why it tastes so good but I could have lived on it!
 

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