Wikipedia tells us what antipasti is:
Antipasto (plural antipasti) is the traditional first course of a formal Italian meal. Typical ingredients of a traditional antipasto include cured meats, olives, peperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses (such as provolone or mozzarella), pickled meats, and vegetables in oil or vinegar.
The contents of an antipasto vary greatly according to regional cuisine. It is quite possible to find different preparations of saltwater fish and traditional southern cured meats (like soppressata or ‘nduja) in the south of Italy, whereas in northern Italy it will contain different kinds of cured meats and mushrooms and, especially near lakes, preparations of freshwater fish.
But it is surprisingly quiet on what antiplasti is:
Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name.
You can think of AntiPlasti in two ways. It is about being anti-Plastic in your life. It’s not an easy thing to do and takes thought, but with some thought and consideration you can reduce the amount of plastic you use and throwaway.
But think also about the creatures in the sea that are consuming our plastic waste. For them this is an AntiPlasti course in their menu… perhaps the Wikipedia entry for AntiPlasti could look like this:
AntiPlasti is the traditional first course of a typical ocean creature’s meal. Typical ingredients of a traditional AntiPlasti include microplastics, fibres from ropes, polystyrene, plastic pellets, polyethylene terephtalate, nylon, acrylic, pickled meats, and vegetables in oil or vinegar.
The contents of an AntiPlasti vary greatly according to regional cuisine. It is quite possible to find different preparations of plastic bottle caps and lids, traditional cotton bud sticks, crisp and sweet packets in some oceans, whereas in other seas it will contain different kinds of plastic drink bottles, plastic bags, fishing line, and plastic cutlery.
Information on the types of plastic mentioned here was drawn from:
- The effect of particle properties on the depth profile of buoyant plastics in the ocean, Nature
- Plastics in the marine environment, Plymouth University
- Marine debris as a global environmental problem, Global Environment Facility
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