Italy: ” Fare di necessita’ virtu’ “. Il panino is back!



Fare di necessita’ virtu’ ” (“Make a virtue out of necessity“) is an old Italian proverb which, in the US and/or Anglophone world, is also very close in meaning to “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade”.

Well, apparently the recession is making Italians were re-discover traditional recipes (a.k.a. “le ricette della nonna” — grandmother’s recipes) and homemade food in an effort to save money in these hard times. According to the BBC il panino (sandwich) is becoming a must again, after years of snobbery…”A Hard Rain’s (or panino) A-Gonna Fall”