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A lesson in Italian food in Dubai

A unique variety of a well-known egg-and-flour product has arrived in Dubai, courtesy of extrovert Italian entrepreneur Vincenzo Spinosi. But can we call it pasta?

Vincenzo Spinosi erupts in a turbulence of exaggerated hand gestures. His arms flail all over the place, crumpling his Elvis Presley ‘Viva Las Vegas’ print shirt; and his head shakes vigorously from side to side, which almost dislodges his bright red baseball cap. He splutters a staccato tirade in Italian, like gunfire from a Beretta, but all I can decipher is ‘no, no, no, no!’ Evidently, I’ve said something to upset him.

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