A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from September 06, 2017
“Ravioli look like pregnant postage stamps”

Ravioli reminds many people of postage stamps. “In Italy, certain ravioli can be used as postage stamps” was posted on Twitter on February 24, 2010. “Ravioli looks a hell of a lot like postage stamps” was posted on Twitter on June 12, 2013.

“Just opened the cupboard to find that all of my postage stamps have been made pregnan- Sorry, false alarm. It’s Ravioli” was posted on Twitter on November 24, 2014. “Ravioli are like overweight post stamps” was posted on Twitter on January 10, 2016. “Ravioli look like pregnant post stamps” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on September 7, 2017.

“Francobollo” pasta is a literal Italian name for “postage stamp.”


Wikipedia: Ravioli
Ravioli [raˈvjɔːli] (plural form; singular: raviolo) are a type of dumpling composed of a filling sealed between two layers of thin pasta dough. Usually served either in broth or with a pasta sauce, they originated as a traditional food in Italian cuisine. Ravioli are typically square, though other forms are also used, including circular or semi-circular (mezzelune). Other related filled pastas include the ring-shaped tortellini and the larger tortelloni.

Google Books
Heat: An Amateur’s Adventures as Kitchen Slave, Line Cook, Pasta-Maker, and Apprentice to a Dante-Quoting Butcher in Tuscany
By Bill Buford
Anchor Canada
2007
Pg. 116:
The name was a poeticized mutation of a pasta called francobolli, or postage stamps.

Twitter
Peter Serafinowicz‏
@serafinowicz
In Italy, certain ravioli can be used as postage stamps.
3:55 PM - 24 Feb 2010

Twitter
Mollie Kneath‏
@msmak_
“Ravioli? It’s like eating two postage stamps full of sick,” - Steve Punt. I LOL’d.
3:45 PM - 21 Nov 2010

Twitter
Morris‏
@Arsenal_Morris
Ravioli.... Like little postage stamps of meaty goodness.
10:39 AM - 26 Jan 2011

Google Books
Eating Italy:
A Chef’s Culinary Adventure

By Jeff Michaud
Philadelphia, PA: Running Press
2013
Pg. ?:
The first time I made francobolli ravioli was out of Mario Batali’s Babbo Cookbook. They look like postage stamps on the plate (francobolli is Italian for “postage stamps”).

Twitter
RoTo‏
@SquarePegShoes
I like ravioli cos its like eating postage stamps.
12:43 PM - 18 Feb 2013

Twitter
Lise Webber‏
@annaloser
Ravioli looks a hell of a lot like postage stamps
9:30 AM - 12 Jun 2013

Twitter
Ben‏
@0point5twins
Just opened the cupboard to find that all of my postage stamps have been made pregnan-
Sorry, false alarm. It’s Ravioli.
5:02 AM - 24 Nov 2014

Twitter
Jayne Hurd‏
@JayneHurd
@addiehemming talking about how ravioli looks like postage stamps 📬✉️
8:31 PM - 12 Mar 2015

Twitter
Ben‏
@0point5twins
OMG… JUST OPENED A CUPBOARD AND ALL MY POSTAGE STAMPS ARE PREGNA-
Oh wait, it’s Ravioli.
12:24 PM - 24 Mar 2015

Twitter
Noor 🕋☭ 🇵🇸‏
@a_view_so_cruel
My wife made ravioli and it looked like postage stamps. It was delicious.
7:51 PM - 26 May 2015

Twitter
JonCorby‏
@jcorby7
Ravioli are like overweight post stamps.
9:07 PM - 10 Jan 2016

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Ravioli look like pregnant post stamps
submitted September 7, 2017 by ImbaD

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, September 06, 2017 • Permalink