|Importance of bread in Italian daily life||| Print ||
|Written by Larry Aiello|
|Sunday, 05 February 2012 11:58|
To say that bread is an important part of the Italian daily-life and culture would be a huge understatement!
There was just an interesting statistic on RAI Television: 4 out of 5 Italians will buy bread and eat bread every day. In fact, when you go to most any restaurant, they will usually charge you a "pane e coperto", a service charge for the "bread and cover" for preparing the table, which of course includes some fresh bread to enjoy. Depending on the place, it usually runs a few Euros per person.
Oddly enough, the dark bread is still not as popular in Italy, despite its health benefits. Look at all the words that derive from bread