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There's raw sausage in my baked potato in my Bra. Why are Italians so obsessed with American comfort food?

16 days ago   |   By

Today's post is the fourth in a series on my favorite places to eat in Bra where I teach at the Slow Food University of Gastronomic Sciences. The toponym Bra comes from the late Latin braida, meaning a suburban field for farming.
Italians' obsession with American comfort foods has been one of the things that has puzzled me the most in the last ten years I've been traveling trough Italy.
But I thought I'd seen it all when I stumbled upon a baked potato fast food shop in my Bra last month.
It's called the Patateria and it serves only patate in giachetta , literally potatoes in a jacket , the...
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