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      06-19-2009 10:19 AM #1
      I'm a groomsman is my buddies wedding, we had the rehearsal dinner last night. His fiancées 100% off the boat Italian grandparents took everyone out to this little Italian restaurant.

      The meal went as follows.

      1. Fresh Bead w/ dipping oil

      2. Different type of fresh bread

      3. Garlic bread

      4. Focaccia

      5. Cold Cuts / Anti Pasta ? Sorry I don't know the exact name.

      6. Some sort of sauteed sliced eggplant

      7. Stuffed eggplant

      8. Broccoli rabe

      9. Something like an Italian Gazpacho

      10. Salad

      11. Penne Pasta With Vodka Sauce

      12. Linguini with Clams and Garlic Butter Sauce

      13. Chicken Marsala

      14. Chicken Piccata (I think)

      An untold number of carafes of wine.

      There was a new dish served every 10 minutes or so over the course of 3 hours.
      Needless to say I was stuffed beyond belief.

      Sorry no pics, I just wanted to share one of the most ridiculous and delicious meals I've ever had.


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    2. 06-19-2009 11:45 AM #2
      I miss my grandma.

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      06-19-2009 12:24 PM #3
      Those Italians do know how to eat!

      Was over at a friend's house for dinner last night and we were talking about Italians and food (his wife is Italian). Her dad stopped by to drop of the kids just as we were done eating, and he was talking about how his mom / aunts / grandmother cooked. You could never go to anyone's house w/o being served some monstrous plate of food that you HAD to eat (or risk insulting them). When I was growing up, I had a friend who was Italian. His mom was the same way. Any time I went to his house, about the first thing she would do was ask what I wanted to eat.

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      06-20-2009 04:02 PM #4
      i come from an italian family as well, and this is how it goes when you visit


      "hey, are you hungry"
      "no, but thanks"
      *5 mins later you have a plate of food*
      "manja, manja"


      lmao


      you dont even want to know what they will serve you if you say you ARE hungry, i've learned to just say im not hungry no matter what lmao.



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      06-20-2009 04:09 PM #5
      Sounds about right. Now I'm so hungry
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    6. 06-21-2009 01:02 PM #6
      I went to a wedding reception in Canada, and the reception was at an Italian hall. I remember saying "they can't seriously be bring out more food" about 6 plates in.
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      06-21-2009 05:32 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by wagenbob »
      I went to a wedding reception in Canada, and the reception was at an Italian hall. I remember saying "they can't seriously be bring out more food" about 6 plates in.

      LOL, yeah I was sitting at the predominantly non Italian table and everyone was kinda "WTF, more food?".

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      06-21-2009 06:37 PM #8

      I guess you havent seen dessert at an Italian wedding yet...
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      06-22-2009 09:57 AM #9
      Ridiculous? I see nothing ridiculous...

      <---2nd Generation Italian/American

      I've been to Italy twice ('98 & '08) to visit family. Both times I went, I was thoroughly impressed with the quality and quantity of food on the table. 1:00PM was dinner, then 9:00PM was when the real good stuff came out.

      Focaccia, mortadella, prosciutto, some fresh pizzas, cheeses, wine, beer, and the list goes on and on and on.

      Last year, they threw a party for me at a local restaurant that seemed to have a never-ending parade of food coming from the kitchen. Nevermind the wine flowed like water!

      Let me tell you from personal experience, there is NOTHING like wandering around the town at 11:00 at night, with your cousins, filled to the brim with amazing food and more than a little tipsy

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      06-22-2009 10:08 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by ZoomBy »
      i come from an italian family as well, and this is how it goes when you visit


      "hey, are you hungry"
      "no, but thanks"
      *5 mins later you have a plate of food*
      "manja, manja"


      lmao


      you dont even want to know what they will serve you if you say you ARE hungry, i've learned to just say im not hungry no matter what lmao.


      Bingo (it's spelled 'mangia' though ). Sometimes you'll get lucky and say:

      "No thanks Nonna, I'm not hungry"
      "You need something to eat you look hungry, here eat this 4 pound plate of food"
      (Proceed to eat entire plate of pasta, meatballs, and sausage)
      "Oh and bring back this 10 pound tupperware container of sausage and peppers back to the famiglia"

      Of course it's all in italian, but I don't feel like typing that all out


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