March 28, 2013 by JL Walker
I recently submitted an article to a website for expats all around the world. I’m publishing part of it here, with a link to the rest of the article. Let me know what you think!
Top 10 NON-Italian Cuisines in Milano
In an episode of Portlandia, two people stumble upon an unusual restaurant called Around the World in 80 Plates. The menu is oversized, both in its actual physical size and in terms of how many dishes are included, and the hungry couple can’t make sense of it. They eventually leave, still famished, overwhelmed by all the choices they have to make before ordering. This funny sketch pokes fun at the excessive focus on the individual and choice that is often found at US restaurants.
One of the great things about living in a city is actually a lot like what Around the World in 80 Plates offers: choice. There are so many options, and there is often a melting pot of co-existing cultures. That’s why I’ve put together a list of the best kinds of international cuisine you can find in the city I call home, Milano.
I know what you’re thinking: Why would anyone with access to one of the world’s best cuisines , Italian, be interested in anything other than risotto, pizza, pasta, gelato and the wide variety of regional dishes available throughout the peninsula?