A sidebar at the village voice this week brings us, from the Int’l Herald Tribune, The politics of Nutella.

[Gigi Padovani (distant, distant cousin?], author of Nutella, un mito italiano (Nutella, an Italian myth) sez:] ‘All generations have appropriated Nutella – they all feel as though it belongs to them. It transcends generations. It is national-popular,’ he said, referring to a concept coined by the founder of the Italian Communist Party, Antonio Gramsci. ‘Today we would call it bipartisan.’

The spread has also been “eulogized in print, in song, and on screen.” I’ll post a nutella song should I find one.

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