Commonplace: CHORIZO

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Something that makes my skin crawl, is when on TV you find Italian recipes containing chorizo.

Nothing to criticize to the goodness of chorizo which is soooo nice but, gosh…in Italy chorizo doesn’t exist! It’s spanish! Whoever gives you a recipe with chorizo telling you it’s traditional Italian is just cheating you!

I saw it many times on tv and in restaurants abroad! Don’t tell me It’s not true!!! For instance, it was in a tv show by Buddy Valastro. I was shocked about its introduction in a typical grandma Italian recipe ! I’m sure that his Italian ancesters would have my same reaction.

If you don’t believe me, in this link you’ll find all you want to know about chorizo, and – check! – Italy is not a part of the explanation.

I can tell you that many Italians don’t even know what chorizo is. If somebody hasn’ travelled in the countries where it’s diffused or doesn’t go to restaurants with foreign specialties, easily chorizo will be an unknown dish.
We have some more familiarity with it since when it’s been broadcasted in US tv shows here in Italy. It’s not even easy to find in our shops.
So…whatever recipe you find containing chorizo is not Italian at all!

Note: Obviously my posts haven’t any intention of offending anybody or of criticizing the goodness, quality and tastes of any dish or recipe. What I write is just a personal consideration concerning the adherence of the recipe to the Italian ones, considering local habits, usages and traditions. The mood of the blog can be ironic and sometimes sarcastic, but with no aim of disappointing anybody. If somebody feels offended or struck by my words, please don’t. Moreover feel free to write me and explain your point of view (public channels like this blog are best welcome). It would be a pleasure for me. My intention is a constructive and sincere exchange of opinions.

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