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You Can't Touch Mine, But I Can Do What I Want With Yours

A comment on the main page with regard to The Pioneer Woman's version of Italian cusinine got me thinking about something that really frosts my cookies.

My issue is with cooks (not Pioneer Woman specifically since I have not read her enough to even know if she does this) who speak of the food of their region as being the best, and being a cuisine that noone outside of that region can properly make or understand since it is not part of their history (fair enough), but then have the gall (I changed that word) to butcher the cuisines of other regions.

There's a Southern cook in particular who does this often, saying not to mess with southern food, then commits acts against humanity by adding cream cheese to lasagne, and other such culinary atrocities.

Anybody else bugged by this?

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