Woman sparks outrage with chaotic method for preparing pasta as Italians ‘pass away’
A woman has sparked a fierce debate online for the controversial way she served spaghetti and meatballs.
Lisa shared the “ultimate spaghetti hack” on Facebook, which she says is how “real Italians” cook for a large family gathering.
In a video that has racked up 25 million views, she demonstrated the bizarre method, which sees her pouring the ingredients onto her marble countertop.
“All my friends are coming over, so this is the easiest way to make spaghetti for a crowd – and it’s fun,” she said.
“It’s all just right in front of you, you don’t have to worry about dishes or a mess or anything like that,” she says as she pours pasta sauce from the jar onto the side.
Then, she piles on meatballs, parmesan and a pan of hot pasta.
The person behind the camera asks her whether she’s used this technique before, and Lisa replied saying she does it “all the time.”
After adding another pot of pasta to the counter, she mixes it all up.
To complete the dish, she serves with lettuce doused in dressing and sliced baguettes.
Since being posted, the video, which was captioned, “Ultimate spaghetti hack,” has racked up more than 3,800 likes and 14,000 comments from horrified viewers.
One person said: “I showed this to my grandma. She is Italian. She was Italian. She passed away after watching this.”
Another commented: “On behalf of all Italians, we do not claim this. Your first mistake was the Prego, then the store-bought grated cheese, and lastly, your meatballs aren’t even cooking IN the sauce, probably store-bought too.”
“Please, don’t cook pasta again,” wrote a third.
Whereas, others were more concerned by the orange stain that the sauce would leave behind, as one person said: “On the white countertop?!?”
But it wasn’t all doom and gloom as someone else commented: “I wonder if she has other recipes to show! They look incredible!” and another viewer put: “Is this performance art? Captivating.”