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Italian Food – Food Poem by Shel Silverstein

I’m inspired to compose a dinner menu that rhymes! Any suggestions?

Oh, how I love Italian food.
I eat it all the time,
Not just ’cause how good it tastes
But ’cause how good it rhymes.
Minestrone, cannelloni,
Macaroni, rigatoni,
Spaghettini, scallopini,
Escarole, braciole,
Insalata, cremolata, manicotti,
Marinara, carbonara,
Shrimp francese, Bolognese,
Ravioli, mostaccioli,
Mozzarella, tagliatelle,
Fried zucchini, rollatini,
Fettuccine, green linguine,
Tortellini, Tetrazzini,
Oops—I think I split my jeani.

Poem From: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/20/shel-silverstein_n_972217.html?1362426228

Here are more good food poem links:

http://www.saveur.com/article/blog/A-Feast-for-Bards-13-Favorite-Food-Poems

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/food-poems-the-best-poetry_n_2806968.html

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2012/11/22/165489750/a-readable-feast-poems-to-feed-the-hungry-ear

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2 comments on “Italian Food – Food Poem by Shel Silverstein

  1. linda martin
    December 12, 2015

    Thanks Lisa – this is great! And perfect for me, since we are going on sabbatical to Italy next month! Linda

    Date: Fri, 11 Dec 2015 22:39:49 +0000 To: lindamedicamarti@hotmail.com

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    • lsbanu
      December 14, 2015

      Glad you liked it! Have a delicious time in Italy!

      Like

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