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The buffalo in question is the domesticated Asian water buffalo, which is still being bred in the wet plains around Naples. The soft and moist curd of its milk is squeezed, pulled, and stretched until it becomes rubbery and satiny; the cheese tastes best when consumed within twenty-four hours. Nowadays almost all mozzarella marketed in Italy and practically any mozzarella available in other countries is produced industrially from bovine milk or even powdered milk. It is not the same as buffalo mozzarella; it is saltier and lacks the delicate flavor that Queen Margherita found on her pizza.
The ruling ordered Italy to allow the importation of German-made pasta but told Rome it might require that the soft-wheat base be clearly stated in labeling. " Northern Italians eat other cereal dishes as well: risottos . ' in Milan and Turin; and polenta (cornmeal mush) in Venice, the F riuli region, and Bergamo. But only pasta is the truly national dish. The closest runner-up is pizza, a Neapolitan invention that in a few decades has won popularity all over Italy and far beyond the country's frontiers.
Several politicians in Northern Italy have tried to channel the widespread aversion to the Mezzogiorno into organized movements. Home-rule parties with such names as Ticket for Trieste, Venetian League, Lombard League, and Piedmontese League have sprung up since the 1970s and have won sizable slices of the popular vote in administrative elections. In their official propaganda such factions never use the term terroni but stress instead their determination to see to 23 [Jhat 'Fine Italian HanJ it that the bumbling and corrupt government in Rome no · longer meddle in local affairs.