The thing I find most interesting about this is the Cultural Drift. To me, Cultural Drift is Sacred Drift- that is, the new things that are inadvertantly invented by the constant mixing of cultures in the modern world are wonderful, and, in a way, "sacred".
I dont care if the pasta here is not "authentic", I am much more interested in what it IS than what it ISNT.
And I eat a lot of it.
And if I ever get to Italy again, I will eat a lot of it there.
Meanwhile, there is Porteno Ramen to discover.
The greeks were sure that My Big Fat Greek Wedding was insult comedy when they saw it, as the US Greeks had drifted so far, and invented their own hybrid culture.
This happens again and again around the world, and the results are often quite delicious.
The "hard" taco does not exist in Mexico- its an american invention, and the Cesear Salad is from Tijuana.