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Nutella … as culture shock

Most people who travel through a wider world will tell you there’s no place like home, even after a couple of weeks deliciously wallowing in foreign food.

That’s no offense to the land you love. On the other hand, we didn’t exactly originate all the best dishes of food in the history of the world. Like most nations, we have borrowed from all the other nations. Most embarrassing of all, though you love your country, you have to admit we didn’t invent pizza.

That doesn’t necessarily mean the Italians invented pizza. Maybe they did and maybe they didn’t. In fact, Greeks have been known to insist they invented the pizza. One day, generations ago, some clever fire-tending Greek woman was toasting the gummy wheat paste she called bread when she had an epiphany and, on a hunch, rubbed . . .