Italian Wedding Soup Isn't Italian, Or For Weddings

Well, looks like it's time to question everything you think you know for sure: French toast did not originate from France; spaghetti and meatballs is not Italian; and that's just the beginning. Italian wedding soup did not come from Italy either, but rather Spain. The English language name for Italian wedding soup came from a mistranslation as well. The soup has nothing to do with weddings, but it rather had been described as the marriage of different flavors.

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  2. Pasta primavera is not Italian; it was invented in 1975 by a New York chef. 03:11

  3. The Caesar salad originated in Mexico. 04:05

Written by Curiosity Staff August 6, 2015