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Vindaloo banished from Lucca--Say No to "ethnic" foods!

Vindaloo banished from Lucca--Say No to "ethnic" foods!

Feb 3rd, 2009, 05:14 AM
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Vindaloo banished from Lucca--Say No to "ethnic" foods!

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Feb 3rd, 2009, 05:39 AM
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Hey ek,

"..The move has sparked accusations of gastronomic racism from opposition politicians..."

Is that worse than Cultural Imperialism?

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Feb 3rd, 2009, 05:49 AM
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I do have my worries about the Northern Italians and their views on non-italian stuff.

Still there is a good curry house in Pisa just south of here so one man's loss is another man's gain.

On the other hand surely Italians are not claiming pasta or rice as Italian. (China got here years ago) while tomatoes and potatoes are new to the area in the past 500 years so out go gnochi as well

Hi, Ira long time no see
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Feb 3rd, 2009, 05:52 AM
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"Is that worse than Cultural Imperialism?"

Well it's different - and a great deal more absurd.

No other version of Cultural Imperialism - not England's exports of football hooliganism, America's of undrinkable beer, Vienna via Seattle's of boring coffeeshops or Kircaldy's of world-enhancing economic theories - is more ubiquitous, tedious and sapping of local initiative than the ruthlessness with which Italian food has taken over the world (before the America-bashers pile in, there are about five times as many pizzerie in the world as McDs)

For the Lucchesi to moan about the danger of foreign food is like Hollywood claiming it's under threat from arthouses showing Ingrid Bergman.
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Feb 3rd, 2009, 05:58 AM
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The weird thing is that French cuisine is allowed but Sicilian isn't due to too much Arab influence.
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Feb 3rd, 2009, 07:20 AM
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I know things are different for tourists, but in all the time I have spent in Lucca, I have never craved a kebab or vindaloo.
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