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Old 09-14-2015, 11:16 AM   #31
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I forgot to include lasagna on my list - as long as it's a Bolognese lasagna with no ricotta.
I have taken a stand. I now ask, "is there ricotta in it?" I won't even pretend to be polite anymore and eat a bite or two. Any pasta with ricotta will never sit on my dish again.
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I have taken a stand. I now ask, "is there ricotta in it?" I won't even pretend to be polite anymore and eat a bite or two. Any pasta with ricotta will never sit on my dish again.
Do you not like ricotta?
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:14 PM   #33
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Do you not like ricotta?
Nope. Not even in desert type foods. Over the years, I would scrape off the ricotta in the lasagna and other foods. Solely for the purpose of being polite. Not anymore. I don't want to have to work at eating my food. I can eat a dinner of meatloaf, roast beef, baked stuffed pork chops, pasta with Alfredo sauce, pasta with butter. No ricotta!
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Do you not like ricotta?

I don't care for ricotta either. That's why I never ate lasagna until Luca Lazzari, a member of DC in Italy, shared his recipe for lasagna Bolognese made without ricotta. As a matter of fact, Luca and another member in Italy both stated lasagna in Italy does not include ricotta.

I also avoid cheese ravioli, cheese tortellini and stuffed shells.

I realize I'm in the minority but my tastes are what they are.
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Old 09-14-2015, 03:24 PM   #35
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I don't care for ricotta either. That's why I never ate lasagna until Luca Lazzari, a member of DC in Italy, shared his recipe for lasagna Bolognese made without ricotta. As a matter of fact, Luca and another member in Italy both stated lasagna in Italy does not include ricotta.

I also avoid cheese ravioli, cheese tortellini and stuffed shells.

I realize I'm in the minority but my tastes are what they are.
Not in my book. And I know a lot of non-Italians who feel the same. Ricotta certainly is not a comfort food. Lobster Claws, Cannolis and many other Italian desert type foods are not a favorite of a lot of folks I know. Cheesecake, apple pie, blueberry pie, lemon anything, etc. Solid American foods, that's what we like.
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I'll have your cannoli's then.

I make a lasagna with just cottage cheese.
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I use cottage cheese in my lasagna too.
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I'll have your cannoli's then.

I make a lasagna with just cottage cheese.
Gladly. In fact you can have 99% of any Italian food I may be given. I am so done with it. Growing up, every home of friends I ever entered, there was always a pot of gravy on the stove. And I HAD to have a plate of pasta so I could tell them how great it was. I would take a couple of bites, say how great it was, save some room for my mother's cooking.
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I understand. I feel that why about blue cheese, any type of cheese made from goats or sheep's milk. In other words, strong cheese.

Ricotta is fine with me, love cannoli's, stuffed shells, lasagna with layers of sauce and cheeses.

Interestingly, I never liked any of this (except the cannoli's) when growing up in a Sicilian family. Now, I enjoy it.
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I make a lasagna with just cottage cheese.
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I use cottage cheese in my lasagna too.
This doesn't make it better for me. Cottage is just American ricotta in my mind.
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