If Tomatoes and Pasta Were Outlawed, Would Italians Know How to Cook?
- CliveLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Don't be silly. There's far more to Italian food than that. There are a huge number of sauces for pasta that don't involve tomatoes, and in any case, pasta is normally lunch and doesn't feature at dinner. Plus pasta is more of a southern Italian thing. In the north they eat more rice - ever heard of risotto?
And what's all the capital letters for?
- ?Lv 42 months ago
Yes they have have had excellent cuisine since the ancient Romans.
- nappaLv 72 months ago
We would have to eat cereal like you do
- Christin KLv 72 months ago
Gee--in countries where tomatoes and pasta are not usual ingredients, do people know how to cook?
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- JohnLv 72 months ago
It's called cuisine because it is a whole world of cooking. No, it's not just spaghetti. Come to think of it, maybe 90% of the pasta I've eaten IN Italy was not tomato based.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes unlike many Americans who are barely proficient in putting 2 slices of
Wonder bread in-between peanut butter and jelly. What a gourmet lifestyle.
- CaraLv 72 months ago
Aside from what others have answered, think of all that wonderful fish.
- Donnie PorkoLv 72 months ago
Tiramisu, cannoli, spumoni, gelato, risotto.
- pattyLv 62 months ago
no wonder the mommas are fat with all that pasta they eat
- nineteenthlyLv 72 months ago
I should think so because pasta was brought from China and tomatoes are a New World fruit, so there was a time when Italian cuisine had neither ingredient. Ancient Roman cookery would've had neither.