Italian-Americanisms? or regionalisms?
Dalecoye at AOL.COM
Sun Jul 7 17:39:23 UTC 2002
My summer class was instructing me on some of the finer points of Italian
cuisine--they were mostly from the Trenton area. Don't know if these are
regionalisms or Italian-Americanisms.
Gravy 'tomato sauce for pasta'-- DARE has a meaning =sweet sauces, but this
meaning isn't there. I asked them what they'd call gravy for turkey, or
meat, and some said 'brown gravy'
Pie 'a pizza'. When you say, "We had a pie last night" you mean a pizza.
Ricotta- pronounced /rih GAWT/-- with open o (cot/caught distinction is
maintained almost universally by students here).
Manicotti-- same thing /man ih GAWT/
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