The Olive Garden Culinary Institute of Tuscany


Have you seen the Olive Garden spots where they talk about the great dishes they create at the Olive Garden Culinary Institute of Tuscany? Admit it, you laugh a little and think “bullshit.” It’s like when Certs made up “Retsyn” to try and differentiate their breath mints from all the others. But here’s the rub – the Olive Garden Culinary Institute of Tuscany is real. (Sort of.) has the whole story, but basically it comes down to this: It’s not really called the Olive Garden Culinary Institute of Tuscany, however Olive Garden does use the restaurant a few times a year for training and menu development.

So the next time you’re chowing down on the never-ending pasta bowl and all the free garlic bread you can stuff in your face, know that the spaghetti recipe may have really come from Italy. (Although probably not.)


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