October 4, 2007

Who Knew...

  • ... that pizza can have cucumber and cheese toppings, and actually it is really thin?
  • ... that Italians translate prosciutto as 'ham', and not prosciutto?
  • ... that porchetta is not anywhere like a pulled pork, but rather really good pork roast?
  • ... that you should order cappuccino only in the first half of the day? And, for that matter, that german sausage should be eaten for breakfast?
  • ... that lemurs are really funny and playful animals, especially in the morning when they are running and jumping around?

Thanks to Gianugo and his team for a great Cocoon GetTogether!

Posted by Vadim at October 4, 2007 7:22 PM

Vadim, thanks for this. A few comments:

- pizza is thin in Rome, in other regions is thicker and softer

- Prosciutto: we have two kind of prosciutto, one is ham and we call it "cooked prosciutto", the other is what you know as prosciutto, which we call "raw prosciutto"

- from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Porchetta: "In the United States, porchetta is sometimes popularly referred to as "Italian pulled pork"

Thanks again for coming over!

Posted by: Gianugo Rabellino at October 5, 2007 10:05 AM

Thanks Gianugo! Yes, I've seen this Wikipedia article. "Roast pork" mentioned there describes it much better.

Posted by: Vadim at October 12, 2007 11:19 AM