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Old 05-21-2013, 02:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
Mike C
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Raisins In Meat Balls -- Yes, that's Italian

While I personally do not care for raisins in my meatballs, I can tell you that my grandma Carrino, my Great Aunt Mary and my Aunt Nancy -- all of them off the boat from Italy -- would put raisins in the meatballs sometimes. My Dad -- who carries on the real Italian cooking in our family -- does not put the raisins in the meat balls only because my brother, my sister and I would complain about it when we were kids.

By the way, real Italian food is not much like what most Americans think they are getting in restaurants. My guess is that you probably grew up around some real Italian cooking and know the difference -- except, of course, for the raisins in the meat balls.

Mangiare, caro amico!
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