Menu Psycology, Italian Coffee Culture and Media Talk

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Italian coffee culture: a guide
"Coffee is so much a part of Italian culture that the idea of not drinking it is as foreign as the idea of having to explain its rituals."

If you don't want to be taken for a tourist in Italy, you should drink coffee as and when the locals do ...
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"It's one of nature's way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us. ~Igor Stravinsky"(*)

Dining & Wine
Using Menu Psychology to Entice Diners
The persuasive power of menus
Restaurant owners across the country are tinkering with the wording, design and fonts on their menus. Chefs are writing the music where the menu becomes the lyrics.
CHICKEN liver is what the restaurateur Danny Meyer calls a torpedo. ...
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Media Talk
For New and Healthy Recipes, a Magazine Turns to Leftovers
"In its December 2009 issue, Health revised five recipes from Real Simple, including chicken with roasted sweet potatoes."
The editor of Health said cost concerns did not drive the decision to recycle recipes from Real Simple.
When Health magazine promoted “Your New Favorite Dinners” in its December issue, there was just one problem: the dinners weren’t exactly new. ...
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Food & Travel
Food stand evolves into local gathering place
Market-cafe connects farmers and customers
How on Earth: The Store, in Mattapoisett, Mass., is a year-round farm stand and cafe with the motto: "Know your farmer, know your food." It serves meals and prepared foods made with local and organic ingredients.

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