Globalism: How dining out in a remote hillside in Italy is like dining out at Toronto’s Terroni chain

A funny thing happened on my way to Pisticci, an ancient Italian hill town in the little-known region of Basilicata, which sits between Puglia and Calabria in the instep of the boot.

Humans have lived there for eons — there are caves in the neighbouring town of Matera, now a UNESCO heritage site, which date back to prehistoric times, where locals still lived until 1951, when the Italian government, no doubt embarrassed by this example of southern “backwardness,” forcibly evicted the last 16,000 of them.

Globalism: How dining out in a remote hillside in Italy is like dining out at Toronto’s Terroni chain http://bit.ly/XpkjqS @torontostar

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