Dixit

We have exported the Mediterranean diet all over the world and have imported hamburgers crammed with cholesterol

Giuseppe Pontiggia

We have exported the Mediterranean diet all over the world and have imported, with a generosity equal to our short-sightedness, hamburgers crammed with cholesterol. And we have sacrificed local dishes, the fruit of an ingenious alchemy capable of transforming the poverty of the ingredients into a unique richness of flavours, for a New Cuisine that delights the eye but not the palate.

Giuseppe Pontiggia

Excerpt from the essay “I miracoli della dieta italiana” (The miracles of the Italian diet), published in Le sabbie immobili by Giuseppe Pontiggia, Il Mulino Ed., 1991

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