Why do Italians hate Italian food cooked by Americans?

Because unfortunately 90% of the time it is food with an Italian name but with its composition, texture and taste light years away from what real Italian food is.

To give you an example: if I order a “pepperoni” pizza I expect a vegetarian pizza whose main ingredient is peppers, a vegetable anyway. But instead… Surprise…I end up with a pepperoni pizza!

Pasta in general, and here we are to touch a very delicate button for a local soul, is commonly stracotta… You could use it as a glue and dear Italian plunges into total despair and homesickness salt and salt and salt …

Sometimes it’s better to local… It the mood and also the wallet.