fyi, we are not that proud of pizza, so please… there is no reason to argue on spaghetti, coffee and other ingredients. we italians are humble people, so is our cookery.
the point is that we have great farms that grow vegetables, fruits (also grape is a fruit!), meats, fishes and developed many good ways to cook them.
viceversa italian cooking is great thanks to unsophisticated ingredients, because we have sun all the year round and these goods grow well.
come visit us at Milan Expo 2015 and you will see with your own eyes! marco infussi