Big Dan's Ramblings

Ramblings from a Boston Boy stuck in New York

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When Is A Sloppy Joe Not A Sloppy Joe?

American Spaghetti and Meatballs

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I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I grew up in a fairly traditional Italian household.  You know the drill – pasta at least three nights a week, church on Sunday morning, no meat on Friday during Lent, and a mother who was both skilled in filling your belly and being able to guilt trip you into doing anything she wanted you to do.  All of our family activities involved some kind of Italian food – lasagna, meatballs and sausage, stuffed shells, etc.  I was never really exposed to foods from other cultures – our family friends were mostly Italian or so Americanized that their menus had lost any major ethnic influence.

You can imagine, then, how my world opened up when I met and started dating a Jewish girl from Long Island Read more of this post