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Tuesday, 13 March 2012

'Discriminatory' food names should be banned, says Austria

They say it is no longer acceptable to include Zigeunerschnitzel (gipsy schnitzel) or Mohr im Hemd (Moor-in-a-shirt, a chocolate and cream confection) on menus in the Alpine country.
Negerbrot (n-----bread), a type of black bread, was particularly derogatory and should be consigned to history.
The association of Austrian restaurateurs said that while many of the appellations had a long heritage, they were now unacceptable.
It is not just German names that they want to ditch – the association also objects to "spaghetti alla puttanesca", literally "whore's spaghetti", so named for its rich, spicy taste – chilli is added to the recipe of tomatoes, olives, capers and anchovies.
The dish, which is often found in Italian restaurants around the world, became popular in the 1960s, according to the Italian Pasta Makers Union.

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