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A blender TikTok pasta recipe outraged Italians. There’s a better way

By Emily Heil

23 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

“You break spaghetti, you break my heart.” There's a long tradition of Americans adapting—or massacring—Italy's food traditions. The Post reports on a recent case of "violence against pasta."

There's a long-established tradition of Italians being horrified at the ways in which Americans mistreat their beloved food traditions.

"You break spaghetti, you break my heart," reads a T-shirt for sale by an entity called Italians Mad at Food, which documents Italians mocking people for committing culinary sins that range from referring to "Italian dressing" to cooking pasta beyond the al dente stage to putting pineapple on pizza.

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