Magnasco and the Meatball Mystery - Circa - NCMA - North Carolina Museum of Art
Dina Di Maio

Dina Di Maio is the author of Authentic Italian: The Real Story of Italy’s Food and Its People, published in 2018.

Comments (2)

  1. Rhona Whitty - Reply

    May 01, 2019

    Love this post! Not Italian, but love Italian food! How can the origin be in doubt when there is evidence to show it started in Italy? Are there more paintings out there like this, or more references in literature that have been overlooked too? Hope there is a follow-up to this post!
  2. Chris Simolke - Reply

    May 03, 2019

    Loved this article as I have heard the meatball debate in my Italian family. We were always sure that they were authentically Italian and are glad that Dina Di Maio has found proof!
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