Culture in Words, Cheese, and Pizza

Curated by CLAI

LOST IN TRANSLATION: How different cultures express and interpret the same words.

  • Brit Says: This is an original point of view.
  • Brit Means: Your idea is stupid.
  • Dutch Understands: They like my ideas!

Cheese (Emily Teel, Philly Mag)

EUROPEAN OR AMERICAN PARMESAN AND BRIE? European Union wants U.S. food makers to stop using European cheese names. A free trade agreement between the EU and South Korea banned the sale of U.S. feta, Asiago, Gorgonzola and fontina to Korea. Costa Rica recently decided against allowing the sale of American provolone and Parmesan.

BEST PIZZA: Chart of the cheapest pizza locations in Washington, DC, New York and other big cities.

Washington DC Pizza Chart

Washington DC Pizza Chart (Quoctrung Bui/NPR)

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