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