Food Comparison

September, 2012 Issue

Italian Supermarket Fare that Won’t Weigh You Down

If an Italian tourist took a stroll through an American supermarket, they might have a hard time recognizing many of the Italian “classics” so readily available. Here in America, the thought of Italian food brings to mind mounds of pasta or bread, dripping with tomato and cream sauces and gobs of melted cheese. However, in the old country you’re more likely to find platters overflowing with freshly caught fish and local produce, with just a bit of pasta on the side. As with many of the world’s cuisines, the Americanized versions are often on the heavy side, calorie- and fat-laden.

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