Lets face it… As Italian-Americans, we wouldn’t be able to survive without certain things in our life!
On Facebook, we asked our social media followers to comment “One thing an Italian can’t live without.” We were overwhelmed with hilarious responses! I compiled a list of the top answers. So here are the top 18 things Italians can’t live without, submitted by the Hardcore Italians Family!
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If you can eat an entire cheese wheel in one sitting… Chances are you’re Italian…
What else would we consume every three hours of the day?
3. Their Mothers
This is true, especially for Italian boys! Nobody knows their kids better than Italian mommas. Who else will spoil them?
The primary means of Italian communication. Without it, we couldn’t talk or argue!
Can never add too much garlic… NEVER
Pretty much what every Italian is born and raised on.
8. Wooden Spoons
For both cooking awesome Italian meals and developing children’s habits…
Opera, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Al Martino, Frankie Valli… the list goes on and on and on…
If there is something to argue about… We won’t disappoint
Some Italians call it sauce, some call it gravy… Either way, we couldn’t last a day without it.
12. Their Nonna
Makes great food, sweet, and the life of the party. Italian nonnas are truly the best.
13. The Opposite Sex
Italian boys can’t live without Italian girls. Italian girls can’t live without Italian boys. And we’re not complaining…
The best Italian dessert ever made! Could never turn a cannolo down.
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Hardcore Italian’s Production Manager, Santo (@im_a_bass_man_13), keeps up a 130 year old family tradition that has been passed down from his great-grandfather. Once a year, the Munizzi family gets together to make over 1,000lbs of delicious Calabrese sopressatta! The recipe is only known within the family. It is important to the Munizzi’s to honor their ancestors and pass down traditions to the younger generation. This is what being #HardcoreItalian is all about!! The bulk of the work is done by 15+ family members in the city of Chicago. This is where pork meat is cut, seasoned, and filled. After this process, the sopressatta hang-dries for over a month long. When Santo is not making sopressatta, he is here at the Hardcore Italians distribution center, helping our mission of spreading Italian pride to the nation. He is a major role to our team and takes on a lot of responsibility. In fact, if you have ordered from us before, you can thank him for making sure every product is high-quality and delivered quickly. He also vigorously checks customer service emails, to make sure you are 100% satisfied with your purchase. Does anyone else make their own Sopressatta? Comment below!
What is Christmas Eve without the Feast of the 7 Fishes?
#1 way to get your day started
Would never be able to survive without the fam!!
Let us know how many relate in the comments!
Are we missing any?
- Main Image: Cannoli [Wikimedia]