Solving lunch in Italy
Do not sit down for an Italian lunch. It will consume two hours of prime touring time -- possibly at a time inconvenient for your church or museum or site, and of course you'll want olive oil for your bread and wine for your olive oil. By the time, you rise you will be pleasantly blotto but unpleasantly sluggish. Instead, plan a quick picnic lunch:
- Buy fruit at a fruiteria. Apples, pears, bananas, and oranges are all readily available.
- Buy cheese at an alimentaria. Ask for un etto, slang for a hundred grams. When the deli slicers cut your etto a little fat, as they will always do, you will have a little more than four ounces of cheese to split between you, a nice counterpart to the apple or pear. To balance the fruit's crunchy sweetness, try the strongest taste you can find, even if it costs more per kilo.
If you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, have an espresso doppia or cappuccino grande: taste and jolt without fat.
Solving breakfast in Italy
Solving dinner in Italy
Copyright 2002 David Alexander Smith