Match made in heaven?

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Truth

So the first myth. The actual name of the soup is minestra maritata. This is Italian for married soup. The marriage involves the ingredients and not the diner. It is also considered an Italian commoner’s meal which is why the ingredients are rather mundane. Coming from a culture where weddings are a major event, this “wedding” soup looked rather pathetic.

Name

The problem with the dish’s name was that it had a personal occasion involved. Imagine being asked by the waiter if I wanted to eat a birthday cake. And the waiter has a 1 in 365 chance of being correct. And his chances of being correct increases if I have invited friends or family members.

Not the only one

We have turkeys that never came from Turkey. Mother and child reunion that is not about human family. It is a nice song but it becomes pretty morbid when you realized what inspired the title. We have bedeviled eggs with no malice involved. No need to have a storm in a teacup.

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