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Old Nov 23rd 2017, 10:19 am   #46
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A World Cup ticket would go down well
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Old Nov 23rd 2017, 1:53 pm   #47
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It should be like this, but Italians are generally fixated on their own recipes. They even turn their noses up at recipes from different regions although still Italian food, so you can imagine how some of them turn their noses up at "foreign muck". Today's teenagers are much more willing to try new stuff even though that mostly consists of American junk.
We had a communal barbie on our complex last year with Italians and Brits all contributing various food items.They wouldn't even touch the jacket spuds,lol.
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Wikipedia seems to think squashed fly biscuits and flies' graveyards are both OK. The main thing, of course, is that outsiders (people like foreigners) don't know what you're talking about. It's like that with a lot of jargon/slang -

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garibaldi_biscuit
It's true .... Italians have never heard of Garibaldi biscuits! I think it's because they don't have currants here. Another biscuit I'm surprised they don't have is figgy biscuits, given they grow here and England has to import them. I know Mulino Bianco used to do "Settembrini" but I haven't seen them for years. I found a recipe for a similar biscuit on youtube called cuddureddi or buccellato and they say they are a Sicilian speciality. Needless to say, when I asked in various shops and places during my holiday there, nobody had ever heard of them.
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😂 Our neighbours allhave dishwashers, I have only a sink.
then you are definitely a health risk for Italians. Or do you prewash each dish, scrub it with half a bottle of fairy and then waste 10 gallons of water to rinse it off .....
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Never believe anything they say in the Chronicle! There was an Italian restaurant in Tynemouth (on the right side of the river across from South Shields) called Garibaldi's. I think the lovely old guy that owned it got homesick and went back to Italy. Perhaps Garibaldi left more than just biscuits up North!!
Oh yeah,why's Juventus and Newcastle kits the same?How's that for a conspiracy theory,lol.
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I'm puzzled by the posts that say don't send this, that or the other because the recipient won't think it's good enough. Isn't giving someone a gift, whether brought or home made, a kind gesture that should be appreciated?
SHOULD- yes indeed sos but it doesn't always work that way.
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then you are definitely a health risk for Italians. Or do you prewash each dish, scrub it with half a bottle of fairy and then waste 10 gallons of water to rinse it off .....
😂, Don't have Fairy in these parts BUT I have shared the washing up of gazillions of cooking trays after an outdoor meal andin all honesty I'd have binned them long ago.
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then you are definitely a health risk for Italians. Or do you prewash each dish, scrub it with half a bottle of fairy and then waste 10 gallons of water to rinse it off .....
You forgot the Amuchina
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Oh yeah,why's Juventus and Newcastle kits the same?How's that for a conspiracy theory,lol.
Afraid not! Juve wear B&W because Notts County (who also play in B&W and are also knows as magpies) give them strips when they first started out
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Afraid not! Juve wear B&W because Notts County (who also play in B&W and are also knows as magpies) give them strips when they first started out
Hi,I didn't know that.I was just being silly anyway.What I did find out is that Garibaldi's son stayed on and fought for the British in the Boer war,cheers,Brian.
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