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Sat Jun 30, 2012, 12:42 PM

Spain vs. Italy-- Which nation has the better food?

Forget the Euro championship. At better competition would be, which nation has the better food.

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Reply Spain vs. Italy-- Which nation has the better food? (Original post)
Yavin4 Jun 2012 OP
KeepItReal Jun 2012 #1
littlewolf Jun 2012 #10
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #2
HappyMe Jun 2012 #5
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #7
littlewolf Jun 2012 #3
Efilroft Sul Jun 2012 #4
twogunsid Jun 2012 #6
lovemydog Jun 2012 #8
pink-o Jun 2012 #9
littlewolf Jun 2012 #11
beac Jun 2012 #12
Enrique Jun 2012 #13
turtlerescue1 Jun 2012 #14
rrneck Jun 2012 #15
Lady Freedom Returns Jun 2012 #16
Chan790 Jun 2012 #17
kwassa Jun 2012 #18
emilyg Jul 2012 #19
Arugula Latte Jul 2012 #20
GoCubsGo Jul 2012 #21
DFW Jul 2012 #22
RebelOne Jul 2012 #23

Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:00 PM

1. I love me some paella....

Spanish Jambalaya!

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Response to KeepItReal (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 02:22 PM

10. yum ... yes I had forgotten that ..

and garlic prawns .... and Hake w/ spinach

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:01 PM

2. Does this involve breast feeding at Olive Garden?

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:17 PM

5. Somehow, I think it does.



That said, I'm going with Italy. And cornflake chicken.

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Response to HappyMe (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:22 PM

7. Don't forget the narwhals - FUCK YEAH!!!!!!1!

 

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:04 PM

3. that is tough ... have been in both....

many foods are the same ...

Gazpacho -

Jamón Serrano - Prosciutto

yes they are different but close ...

loved grilled fish in spain ....
loved Pizza in Naples ... brick oven .. ymmmm

hard to say ... but I might have to go Italy .. just because
I had more of it and it is more familiar

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:14 PM

4. That's a contest so close it would have to be decided by a shootout between chefs.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:20 PM

6. It's close, but I say Spain....

Tapas, Paella and Ferran Adria.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 01:36 PM

8. Italy

- pizza, pasta and gelato!

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 02:01 PM

9. Oh, please! Italy, hands down.

Especially since they stole their national dish from the Chinese (thanx, Marco Polo!) but also because as a vegetarian there's far more variety if you eat Italian.

I've spent lots of time in both countries, and in the interest of Full Disclosure, I've never been ANYWHERE else I love as much as Italy. Spain: nice place, great Euro culture and history, and beautiful Med beaches. But unfortunately, there are Spaniards in Spain. Anyone who thinks the French are stuck-up needs to spend some time in Madrid to see real arrogance in action.

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Response to pink-o (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 02:24 PM

11. lived in Spain for 2 years ...

lovely folks ... never went to Madrid ...
Rota ... Palma .... coasta del sol ....

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 02:38 PM

12. Italia, Italia!



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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:36 PM

13. Italy

imho.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:52 PM

14. SPAIN!

Any of it. Makes my mouth water just thinking about the smells. MMMMMMMMMMMM.


WITH Cerveza of course.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 04:39 PM

15. I've never been to Spain but I still say Italy.

I just like it that much.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 04:53 PM

16. Italy!!

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 05:53 PM

17. Spain, hands down.

The food in Italy was disappointing. Seriously America has better Italian food than Italy does.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #17)

Sat Jun 30, 2012, 08:18 PM

18. I ran into a lot of bad restaurants in Italy.

and a few amazing ones.

Didn't have that experience in Spain.

I think really good Italian food is both incredibly amazing and hard to find.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 12:18 AM

19. Spain.

 

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 12:47 AM

20. I just give it to the entire Mediterranean region.

Why discriminate with borders? Almost any combination of garlic, tomatoes, olive oil, arugula, basil, oregano, feta, mozzarella, eggplant, wine, lemon, fresh fish, fresh shellfish, garbanzos, mint, hummus, pita, peppers, olives, balsamic, etc., is going to be good!

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #20)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 12:54 AM

21. Yep. Six of one, a half dozen of the other.

Besides, Italian food varies by region, and some regions are extremely similar to Spanish food.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 02:06 PM

22. Between Catalunya and la Toscana

It's a happy tie.

With my dietary restrictions, I'd live longer if I moved back to northeastern Spain, though.

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Response to Yavin4 (Original post)

Sun Jul 1, 2012, 10:32 PM

23. Italy hands down!

Never been there, but I prefer Italian food.

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