MAFIOSOS IN HAVANA DID NOT EAT SPAGHETTI
We usually see in mafia movies that some members of the “family”, even the boss, prepare succulent pastas in big casseroles. They are always accompanied by sauce meatballs, complemented with generous amounts of wine. The gangsters later eat it all while planning executions or distributing territories. The image of Italian-American people eating spaghetti has become a cliché to characterize “tough” guys and link them to organized crime, the Cosa Nostra or any of the denominations of origin given to these type of criminal organizations.
Despite these stereotypes shed by movies on gangsters, so they become seductive characters, similar to any mortal that “eats” (pasta), “loves” (mamma) and “prays” (to madonna), as paradoxical as it seem, mafia members in Havana did not eat spaghetti.