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    Italian food.

    Interviewer : I like to cook Italian food. Please ask me three or four questions about cooking Italian food.

    You mentioned cooking Italian.
    I’d like to know if Italian foods always use/contain tomato in cooking.
    How many kinds of pasta are there in Italian foods/do Italian foods have?

    A famous Italian food is pizza.
    What do you think of Korean delivery pizza compared to the original Italian Pizza?
    What do you think of its taste? How does it taste/What does it taste like?

    After having an Italian food, we are always served with a desert - Espresso coffee or latte.
    Do you always have it after having an Italian food?
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    If I have made any mistakes, please correct them.
    Last edited by keannu; 01-Mar-2020 at 12:33.

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    Re: Italian food.

    Interviewer: I like to cook Italian food.
    Me: How many do you usually cook for?
    Interviewer: Just two.
    Me: Do you make your own pasta?
    Interviewer: Are you crazy? I buy that stuff.
    Me: Could you cook some spaghetti and meatballs? I'll bring the cheesecake.
    Interviewer: It's a deal!
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    #3

    Re: Italian food.

    A: Do Italian foods always have tomatoes?
    B: It's for the sauce. I think some sauces are made without tomatoes.
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    Re: Italian food.

    "Do Italian foods always use/contain tomato in cooking?" doesn't work.

    A food is, generally, a single item. Potatoes don't contain tomato whether you cook the potatoes or not.

    Do Italian dishes always contain tomato?

    That covers both hot (cooked) and cold (uncooked) dishes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Italian food.

    You could ask how good Korean delivery pizza is.

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    Re: Italian food.

    You could say:

    How many kinds of pasta are there?

    Perhaps:

    Which do you like better--delivery or takeout?

    Perhaps:

    What does it taste like?

    Perhaps:

    After eating Italian food we always have dessert--espresso or latte.
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    Re: Italian food.

    Perhaps:

    Do you always have dessert after eating Italian food?

    (Please note that I never say an Italian food. (But I can't stop you from doing it.))
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    Re: Italian food.

    Neither an espresso or a latte constitute dessert. Generally, after a meal, we have either coffee or dessert (or both).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: Italian food.

    Quite right. (I should have pointed that out myself.) Keannu, we drink coffee before, during or after a meal, but dessert almost always comes afterwards. (Think: cheesecake.)
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    #10

    Re: Italian food.

    Is Korean pizza good?

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