una corposa utopia

22:18 Apr 4, 2018
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Food & Drink / In A Journal Article
Italian term or phrase: una corposa utopia

Se i napoletani diventano così "mangiamaccheroni" (e si salvano per questo dalle deficienze alimentari dei poveri del nord), nelle altre regioni la diffusione della pasta non è così rapida, e i maccheroni, abbondantemente conditi di formaggio (il pomodoro inizia ad essere usato solo verso il 1830), rimangono un cibo da ricchi, una corposa utopia del "paese della Cuccagna".


Barbara Cochran, MFA
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Local time: 22:43

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4 +1a filling fantasy for the few
Lisa Jane



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a filling fantasy for the few

Obviously not a literal translation but in keeping with the idea that pasta was food reserved for the wealthy few and just dreamt about for the rest.

Lisa Jane
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agree  philgoddard: This is a good idea, and you should have got some points. But I've stopped answering questions from this asker because she often closes questions without even saying thank you.
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