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Italians Don't Cook with Olive Oil

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Italians Don't Cook with Olive Oil

Kara Elise | Apr 5, 2002 06:06 AM

Question -- an Italian friend of mine who is extraordinarily fussy about his taste preferences, asserts that real Italian food rarely uses olive oil, and when they do, it is mainly in salads and antipasti, but almost never in cooking. This, he says, the olive oil-heavy cuisine we know, is the NY style of Italian cooking. Any opinions?

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