After two weeks of daily four-five course dinners (sometimes lunches) and numerous snacks, there's plenty of trivia to cover and calories to burn.
So without further ado:
1 ) Balsamic Vinegar is a delectable ice cream topping (VERY subjective). No more chocolate syrup for me.
2) Pastries, pastries for breakfast! Dessert for breakfast! Sugar!
3) Italy is the champion of Cappuccinos.
4) Olive Oil, for all its alleged longevity-enhancing qualities, taste terrible alone. I eat it on my chicken soup, my pho, dip my fries in it, dose my eggs and bread in it, but it taste terrible by itself, like liquid rust.
5) Panforte is said to be the ancestor of the granola bar. So what did it crossbreed with to produce the granola bar? Who's the father?
6) Rabbit... They taste good on these noodles. Like turkey. Mmmmmm, chopped up and diced Bugs Bunny...
7) I need to pronounce whatever this is really called but I'm calling it a Rich Man's Pizza Roll.
8) Italy is all about wines. Handy for those sick of prolonged jetlags.
9) Italian sodas are crafted with an authentic thick fruit taste. Not like the artificial shlock in the USA where it's liquid carbonation with only a smidge of any fruit flavor. This makes for superior Fantas.
10) That X-shaped breadstick you might encounter? That symbolizes the copulation of a married couple. Think about it before you break it in half or chew on it.