Solving breakfast in Italy
For normal work-a-day Italy, breakfast is strong coffee and pastry. To satisfy the sun-seeking Nordics, Hotel Italy adds breads, cheese, and meats. On this trip we used a new and improved variation on previous routines:
- Nancy packed bran buds (five boxes) and soybean extract, as well as two glass or plastic bowls and a measuring cup.
- At grocery stores we bought skim milk (latte scremata) in 500ml boxes, just the right size for a day's breakfast-and-coffee for two.
If our hotel room price included breakfast, we brought these things downstairs and ate in the breakfast room. If it was not, we ordered room-service coffee (grande caffé nero) and had our own over the night table.
Not only did we not overeat, we got our daily dose of otherwise-hard-to-find fiber. It was quick and convenient -- no time spent searching for the right combination, easy preparation, ready when we wanted. And it was cheap (in-room coffee rarely ran more than a buck a person).
Solving lunch in Italy
Solving dinner in Italy
Copyright 2002 David Alexander Smith