The Surprising Origins of 15 Italian-American Dishes

Nov 12, 2015 584

by Dan Gentile


Sometimes the greatest food creations come from adapting to necessity, like when the Earl of Sandwich put meat between bread for a quick snack to get through long gambling sessions, or when KFC doubled down on Americans' need to be even less healthy.

Classic Italian-American food is no different. When immigrants began arriving on our shores, they couldn't find the right ingredients and were met with palates and traditions that varied greatly from those of their paisanos back home. 

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