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3.01.2006

Let's give credit where it is due

Lesson #36.1b, Things Italian:

I have done a very scientific survey and I found out that most Americans have a vague notion that Nutella is Swiss, or maybe French. I will not tolerate this ignorance any longer. NUTELLA IS ITALIAN, by lordy be. It is made in Piedmont where hazelnuts grow in abundance on the hills not superior enough for nebbiolo. The factory is in Alba. I have seen it clearly with my very own myopic eyeballs, thank you very much.

Just doin' my job folks.

11 Comments:

Anonymous jane said...

thanks for setting us straight Tracie. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm nutella.

3/01/2006 6:47 AM

 
Anonymous jane said...

thanks for setting us straight Tracie. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm nutella.

3/01/2006 6:47 AM

 
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

Good job! Now if I tell a few girls this clear ffact, all they will want is more nutella!

3/02/2006 4:00 PM

 
Blogger melusina said...

I actually never considered where Nutella was from, I am just constantly amused by the fact that it, along with Merenda (basically the same thing, but I like Nutella better) have a whole huge shelf in the supermarket. Yet you have to search hard to find some peanut butter.

Still, I think it is great that such a food is perfectly acceptable. It is like eating icing!

3/03/2006 8:10 AM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

oh yes, melusina, it is heaven isn't it? speaking of peanut butter, i actually had a dream that i found some. it was reese's brand...mmmmmmmmmm

3/03/2006 8:46 AM

 
Blogger melusina said...

Mmm, Reese's. I am quite irked that of all the chocolate selections they have here, there are no Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. What is wrong with Europe!

We can get Skippy brand peanut butter at our store here. It works for a peanut butter fix. My favorite was Peter Pan, though.

Nutella and peanut butter sandwich? Ooooooohhhh, so goooood.

3/03/2006 12:00 PM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

oh good god i have never tried a nutella pbandj!

so far all i have found here is some crappy french brand. i know that the french do many things well, but calvet peanut butter ain't one of 'em. i prefer the american brands, filled with salt and sugar!! peter pan was my favorite too :)

3/03/2006 4:12 PM

 
Blogger Ann said...

Good ol' Nutella, Italian prozac, only more fatting..

3/04/2006 9:27 AM

 
Anonymous Lena said...

Nutella is the best thing ever invented, but I have found that is really only great when it is melty. I had it just spread on a peice of bread all stiff and room temperature-ish and I just didn't get it. My first experience with melty Nutella was in France, wrapped up in a fresh hot crepe, oozing out everywhere. Of course, I thought "what is this great French chocolaty stuff?" - thank god I have been set straight! But then I went to Ischia to see you and you fed me the croquettes (please correct my spelling there...) stuffed with melty Nutella and marzipan (?), and that is when I realised that it wasn't French at all, it was probably from Switzerland or something.

3/05/2006 2:08 PM

 
Blogger Tracie B. said...

there is nothing quite like eating a sugar bomb that is the nutella-filled cornetto first thing in the morning! all chocolatey and oozy...mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

3/05/2006 4:18 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

how do you finance this lifestyle?? i work in milan, and despite 2 masters degrees and a 60 hour work week, i travelled more in italy when i didnt live here!

4/12/2006 9:50 AM

 

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