Tora Ziyal wrote:
Italian-American food tends to be southern Italian (to whatever extent it's still Italian at all). My family pretty much sneered at it, but then they came from Rome and Sardinia.
My mom is from Sicily, so I eat plenty of southern food growing up: pasta, pizza, bell peppers, eggplants, and olive oil everywhere. But I prefer northern food, which is slightly less Mediterranean and a bit more Western European (butter above all). My crowning moment of awesomeness was in Babylon 5, when Garibaldi prepared a pot of bagna càuda
, Piedmont's most famous (and peculiar!) recipe.