|Subject: Re: US dining (was: Bologna)|
#Scratch an Italian, even more so, scratch a Tuscan, and you will find a
A contadino is a peasant farmer. Mary (our hostess at Venano)
maintaines that the general topic of conversation among men at a
restaurant, starts with the meal they are eating, progresses to the
produce used, and eventually ends up with a discussion about the best
way to farm the produce.
Someone else in Italy maintains that the main topic of converasation at a restaurant involves planning the next meal.