Eating is a cultural expression. La buona tavola – the good table – is not just a euphemism for fine dining, it is the reflection of Italy’s particularly convivial character.
Italians have very few rules and most of them can be broken. The situation changes entirely when it comes to food. Italiani are unusually strict when it comes to observing eating regulations. Rule number one? We like to linger at the table, sharing a meal with family and friends.
Here are some of the particularities of how we Italians behave at the table.
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Eleonora Baldwin is a TV host, journalist, and culinary connoisseur based in Rome, Italy. Her writing appears in several food and travel publications. Her show “ABCheese” is broadcast on Italian food network Gambero Rosso. She loves guiding culturally curious, food-passionate travellers seeking experiences in Italy beyond the guidebook.