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Deliciously Italian Food 美味的意大利菜

Deliciously Italian Food 美味的意大利菜

Todd: What did you think that about Italian food in America? Italian food is extremely popular in America., but is it almost like Italian food in Italy?
托德:你认为美国的意大利食物怎么样?意大利美食在美国非常受欢迎,不过那与意大利本土的食物一样吗?

Yuri: Oh, that’s an honest topic. different from other food, like Spanish, Chinese, French, i might say that if really…you want to undertake the simplest Italian food, you’ve got to travel to Italy. It’s really different. i have been to several countries in Europe and that i wanted to undertake Italian food in some restaurants — very rarely it had been good. it isn’t bad, but…I’m sure there are some fantastic restaurants, but it’s quite different, yeah…

尤里:哦,这是个不错的话题。如果你想品尝最好的意大利食物,你一定得去意大利。美国的意大利食物与真正的意大利美食完全不同。我去过很多欧洲国家,在一些餐厅里吃过意大利食物,味道正宗的餐厅很少。那些餐厅还不错,也有一些非常不错的餐厅,不过食物与正宗的意大利菜完全不同。

Todd: So basically the Italian food in America has been Americanized — it isn’t like Italian food in Italy.

托德:基本上来说,美国的意大利菜已经被美国化了,与正宗的意大利菜不一样。

Yuri: Yeah, for instance pizza. you would like to shop for an honest pizza? Italy. That’s it.

尤里:对,比如说批萨。你想吃美味的批萨?那就去意大利吧,就是这样。

Todd: what is the difference between pizza in America and pizza in Italy?

托德:美国的批萨与意大利的批萨有什么不同?

Yuri: Oh, it is a lot of differences. There are tons of differences. It’s just the crust is different, the ingredients are different, the water is different, the way they create it, yeah…

尤里:哦,有很多不同点。有很多不同之处。批萨的面皮不一样,配料不一样,用水不一样,做法不一样,等等。

Todd: So is that the crust thicker or thinner?

托德:那面皮是更厚还是更薄?

Yuri: In Italy usually it’s very thin.

尤里:意大利的批萨面皮非常薄。

Todd: Oh right.

托德:哦,好。

Yuri: And it’s extremely tasty, the tomatoes are fantastic, the mozzarella is real mozzarella, you know, so it’s different.

尤里:非常好吃,番茄简直太棒了,而且用的是正宗的莫泽雷勒干酪,这些都是不同点。

Todd: So if you attend an Italian restaurant in America, it’s most pasta. once we consider Italian, we expect of, you know, pasta for everything. What about in Italy, is that the same? Like, do most restaurants just serve pasta?

托德:美国的意大利餐厅几乎只卖意面。在提到意大利时,我们一般只会想到意面。在意大利也是这样吗?意大利餐厅也只卖意面吗?

Yuri: Yes, we serve pasta as a primary course, but we’ve such a lot other food…a lot. It’s quite amazing. Also in Italy you’ll really change food region by region. you’ll move around and therefore the food changes. within the States i feel you’ll just have this concept of Italy food — all of it together.

尤里:意面是第一道菜,我们还有很多其他美食。非常不错。意大利各个地区的食物有差异。在意大利各地转转你会发现,各地的食物都不同。我认为美国是把意大利食物整合在了一起。

Todd: Right, so once you say that pasta is that the first course, so that’s quite different. it isn’t the most course of a meal. Like in America, you attend a restaurant and you order spaghetti, like, or lasagna or whatever…that’s it. that is the main dish.

托德:对,你刚才说意面是第一道菜,这与美国很不同。在意大利那并不算主菜。可是在美国餐厅,意大利面、千层面之类的算主菜。

Yuri: No, that’s not the way we dine in Italy.

尤里:在意大利我们不这么吃。

Todd: How does one dine in Italy?

托德:意大利怎么吃?

Yuri: Well traditionally you’ve got the primary course, usually it’s pasta or gnocchi, whatever. then you attend a meat dish with vegetables. And then you get some cheese and fruits and occasional (espresso).

尤里:传统上,第一道菜通常是意面或意大利土豆团子。然后是肉菜和蔬菜。之后是奶酪、水果和意式咖啡。

Todd: does one have like main meat dishes? you recognize , sort of a steak or stuff like that?

托德:你们有主要的肉菜吗?比如牛排之类的?

Yuri: Yeah, of course, we’ve tons . Arrosta for instance , I can tell you loads of-Italian names. and perhaps many of us outside of Italy they might not even know.

尤里:当然有,我们有很多。比如煎肉,我可以说出数道意大利菜的名字。可能许多外国人都不知道。

Todd: Oh really?

托德:哦,真的吗?

Yuri: Yeah.

尤里:对。

Todd: So in Italy you said the food varies by region. What region has the simplest food does one think?

托德:你说意大利各个地区的食物有所不同。那你认为哪个地区的食物最好?

Yuri: Oh, that’s complicated because I’m from North Italy so i might say North Italy but it isn’t true because there’s tons of food from the South and that i just like it .

尤里:哦,这很难说,我来自意大利北部,我肯定会说意大利北部的食物最好,不过其实并不是这样,南部也有很多我喜爱的美食。

Todd: Oh, so it’s all good.

托德:哦,都不错。

Yuri: Yeah.

尤里:对。

Todd: Ok, well anyway, it had been nice talking with you Yuri.

托德:好,尤里,和你聊天很开心。

Yuri: many thanks considerably .

尤里:非常谢谢你。