Les traditions alimentaires italiennes au Luxembourg dans leur évolution
It would be hard to imagine the Luxembourg of today without the presence of food products linked to the Italian tradition, which can be found in many restaurants and delicatessens, as well as on supermarket shelves.
While the phenomenon of globalisation has a lot to do with it, in our case there are also specific features linked to the close relations with the Peninsula from the 19th century onwards, when increased demand for labour in the booming steel and mining sector, as well as in the construction of infrastructures essential to the rapid urbanisation of the territory, attracted many immigrant workers, including many Italians.
One of the most striking aspects of this immigration were the food traditions, which were initially perceived as unusual, but over the years have led to a complete reversal, with products being found just about everywhere in the urban environment and becoming an essential part of everyone's routine.
By Maria Luisa Caldognetto
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