Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Liz, thank you for the fabulous dinner!

The American woman in Rome can cook just as fine as any Italian mammy from the old days!


Anonymous said...

I think it's "Italian Momma", not mammy!!

No offense, (and I really think it's humerous), but "Mammy" is a term used in the USA South solely to describe Black women ( especially mothers or grandmothers). Among Black Americans,, it is seen as a high inflammatory word.
If you ever saw the classic movie "Gone with the Wind", and caught the magnificent performance of the late Hattie McDaniel playing the steriotypical domineering Black maid in a Southern household with kerchief on her head....that is "a mammy".

"Momma" is the classic Italian. Or "Moma". But not "mammy" LOL!!

Anonymous said...

italian mamma not italian momma