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Judging from the last entry, I think we can safely say that carbonara is made with or without mushrooms :p


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Jul. 31st, 2004 01:42 am (UTC)
I hear you don't like mushrooms. Me & Laura are gonna meet & eat lots in front of you & Chris hehe.
Jul. 31st, 2004 03:28 am (UTC)
Jul. 31st, 2004 01:52 am (UTC)
Personal preference I guess :)
Jul. 31st, 2004 02:47 am (UTC)
i *really* fancy eating some battered garlic mushrooms just now. mmmmmmm ....
Jul. 31st, 2004 06:46 am (UTC)
We can, in fact, safely say that while carbonara can be made with or without mushrooms, the original italian recipe for "proper" carbonara is entirely mushroomless.

If you don't believe me... just ask delia! (Or indeed lots of other people). (Remember mushroom is funghi in italian when looking at the italian pages).

All of the Italian restaurants i've eaten in around here have served carbonara without mushrooms, and the majority of italians in south wales are authentic italian restaurants run by italians. For the last century or so a fair few italians have immigrated to the UK and opened up restaurants/cafes in south wales - of course a century ago this was where all the jobs and the money was, and opening food places was rather more preferable than working down the mines. Hence Bella in Fireman Sam!
Jul. 31st, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC)
I had carbonara twice in Italy, in proper Italian restaurants and everything. And they had no mushrooms.

One had fresh parmasan, and green stuff sprinkled over, but no mushrooms.

I miss Italy already. ;(
Aug. 1st, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC)
I think that the vegetarian version of carbonara (which sounds just wrong as carbonara is some sort of derivative from meat) uses mushrooms to replace the meat, as it has a nice replacement texture and taste.
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