We all know that the Italian mamma is famous for sending her children food from afar, as does the woman in Southern Italy shown here, in this video from The Wall Street Journal. But are American “mamme” so different? While abroad many students get cravings for familar foods from home that just can’t be found here in Italy. Most American mothers won’t be Fed-Exing homemade salami or fried eggplant, they might be known to ship over a batch of chocolate chip cookies.
It won’t be long now, though. Be it a juicy burger, some spicy Tex-Mex or Mom’s homemade pot roast, in only twenty-nine short days students will be back home across the Atlantic–a world away from pasta, pizza and prosciutto.
Carpe diem, ragazzi!