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John Mariani is a columnist for Esquire, Bloomberg News, and Cowboys & Indians. He is author of The Encyclopedia of American Food & Drink (Lebhar-Friedman), The Dictionary of American Food & Drink (Broadway), with his wife Galina, the award-winning new The Dictionary of Italian Food and DrinkItalian-American Cookbook (Harvard Common Press) and others, which may be ordered at a click from amazon.com.
In a world where one-third of the people eat with their fingers, one-third with chopsticks, and one-third with forks and knives, it gets pretty tricky knowing how to handle yourself at tables abroad. Sometimes you can really, really offend your host and...
Just to allay any fears at the outset, the answer to the question above is a resounding no. Having eaten throughout Italy for the past four decades, I’ve seen only minor alterations to its gastronomy, several quite positive. For one thing, the...
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