Sunday, March 13, 2022

Crimini Alimentari

Here's a good way to make an Italian cry

15 comments:

  1. Topping pasta al ragu with lots of cheese and calling it "spaghetti bolognaise" = scandalous
    (ʘ ʖ̯ ʘ)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wait, if meatballs aren't meant to go with pasta, when would you use them?

    Or is it specifically taboo to spaghetti, and pasta of other shapes is fine?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They're two different courses. Pasta is an early course, and meat is a later course.

      Delete
    2. Separate courses? I have to admit, that sounds as loopy as serving cucumbers, then lettuce, then tomatoes, and finally some shredded carrot. There! Your salad!

      Delete
  3. meatballs go with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam, ask any ikea customer.

    speaking of "food crimes", there is a subset of austrians who freak out when you eat wiener schnitzel (breaded veal) with sauce. Also known as "Schnitzelverbrechen".

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Here is a recipe for Wiener Schnitzel with subtitles and it also mentions in a very drastic way already in the first minute that you must never add sauce.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1cdGKT7yDA

      Delete
  4. I'm tempted to stop following because of the "subscriber only" bonus panels... :( I understand you want to make money of your comics, and you deserve to, they're funny, but this just feels like being cheated out of a joke's punchline because you're trying to save some money. :(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sorry you feel that way. I always write the comics to have the punchline without the bonus panel - it's a bonus panel, never a "required" panel. Like the post-credits scene of a Marvel movie. But if they're annoying I won't hold it against you if you stop following. Or you could subscribe! :)

      Delete
    2. I would be happy to subscribe if I didn't have to use a mobile app to do it.

      Delete
    3. Well, to be honest, I presume you can just install the app to register and process the payment, and can afterwards look at the comics on PC?

      Malachi, thanks for saying it's not the punchline! :) I do feel slightly better now. :)

      Delete
  5. I honestly don't get why you'd snap the spaghetti before cooking.
    If it's just that your pot's small, it's not going to kill the pasta to have it partially in for a second or two as you guide it down while it softens.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'll match your bafflement with the flipside: what conceivable downside is there to spaghetti that's snapped in half??

      Delete
    2. In some Asian cultures long noodles mean longevity, and cutting noodles short may result in your life cut short.

      Delete