Anyway, I find interesting what's supposed to be "American style" here, and suspect there must be some deep-seated association with some kind of national character. But what and why is at times beyond me!
Take, for example, "americanata" in the Italian dictionary (translation mine): "Eccentric or clamorous word or deed, typical of the American PR mentality."
Other things in Italy that are "American style":
- Coffee (the drip stuff, instead of espresso...)
- Breakfast (that is, anything more than a croissant and espresso, like bacon and eggs...)
- Professional Wrestling (that's okay... I don't really understand it in the U.S. either...)
- Movies with happy endings
- Halter tops
Now, are "French Toast" and "French Fries" really French? Not if you ask them! And though maybe we did have "clamorous deeds," drip coffee, breakfast cereal, smackdown, placemats and halter tops before the Italians, what about other strange products "alla americana"?
My all-time favorite was probably the "Big Americans" frozen pizza: beyond the thick crust (as opposed to the traditional Italian thin, crispy one), it's the toppings which stood out, like tuna fish and corn! And I've actually seen in pizzerias "American-style" pizzas with french fries on them!!
Now, how's that for traditional American cuisine??
(Well, at least there wasn't any jam...)