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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol... Is there a risk of someone coming and stealing your food from in front of you? Otherwise, why pile it all at once onto your plate?

    That is the British way: rather gluttonous and which encourages waste. If you want more, you can always take it from the pot (where it's being kept warm), or serving platter, after you've finished what's on your plate. *That* is the European (and Italian) way - and which helps prevent waste.

    Learn to take time to enjoy and savour your food, rather than gulp it down like gruel!

    Marco.
    Funny you should mention the word gruel - if I were presented with that portion I would be saying to you "Please Sir, I want some more", or "Get some more on there, ya tight git"

    And doing it the Italian way would not prevent waste in my case - I NEVER leave any of a meal, and that's not due to gluttony. I just know how much is the right amount, so why would I be arsed eating a half portion then taking myself away to put some more on? Your meal would barely cover the bottom of me trough

    I do admit though to having a "healthy" appetite, and I have heard it said of me "I'd rather keep him for a week than a fortnight".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Lol - I counted just under 200 bottles in total of wine, aperitifs and spirits, once the car had been emptied!

    Loads of major bargains.... That's one of the main reasons why we travel abroad by car, so we can bring back loads of goodies to enjoy at home, not just food and wine, but nice things we see for the house, often from local markets in various towns and villages, but also to enjoy the lovely scenery and tour around, which you can't do on a plane.

    So when are you popping down? We'll need a hand to drink it!

    Marco.
    I have friends that travel to Italy to see family by car for the same reason, and the wine they bring back is far better than stuff we see in the supermarkets.
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    Anyway, hope you enjoyed your holiday buddy, driving holidays are the best aren't they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Funny you should mention the word gruel - if I were presented with that portion I would be saying to you "Please Sir, I want some more", or "Get some more on there, ya tight git"

    And doing it the Italian way would not prevent waste in my case - I NEVER leave any of a meal, and that's not due to gluttony. I just know how much is the right amount, so why would I be arsed eating a half portion then taking myself away to put some more on? Your meal would barely cover the bottom of me trough

    I do admit though to having a "healthy" appetite, and I have heard it said of me "I'd rather keep him for a week than a fortnight".
    Ha - well, I'm different, as I never know how much I want to eat until I get started! And one of my pet hates is having my plate piled up with food, and feeling obliged to eat it all, even when I'm full.... So I prefer putting manageable amounts of food onto my plate, which I know I'll eat, then if I want more I can take it.

    Plus, it means that what's left over is kept warm in the pot, until/if I want it, rather than getting cold on the plate. Can't stand food that's meant to be eaten piping hot getting tepid or cold... And I'm a slow eater, so that's liable to happen! I also like to arrange food on the plate so it looks nice/appetising, and so for that you need to create some space

    Don't do food that looks like it's just been dolloped out like school dinners, with no love or attention...

    Marco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    Anyway, hope you enjoyed your holiday buddy, driving holidays are the best aren't they?
    Cheers, dude - and defo! The only time we fly is when when there's no other option. For one thing, I can't be doing with the stress and hassle at airports these days (huge queues and security checks), especially at peak holiday times!!

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    I have a problem with food. I tend to do more than I need or want, but polish off most of it. Doesn't really help with my trying to lose a few pounds.

    After starting off making what I expect to be a smallish meal, it tends to end up rather enormous, but I eat it 'cos I hate wasting stuff.

    I think I may go on a cereal & fruit diet. Only after I've used up all the tasty fattening food I have stocked though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    I have friends that travel to Italy to see family by car for the same reason, and the wine they bring back is far better than stuff we see in the supermarkets.
    Defo, Robin. That, and the associated cost savings, is why we bring wine back. If we'd bought that stuff in the UK (even if it were available), it's have cost hundreds of pounds more!

    Most of it you wouldn't be able to find here though, as it's of local origin.

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    200 bottles

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    NO not the vehicle one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    200 bottles

    Are you a member of the AA ?

    NO not the vehicle one
    Nothing anonymous about Marco's 200-bottle habit, he's even got his sponsor to post pictures. They look a bit like photos from 1920's America, but without Elliot Ness and his mates stood next to them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Audio Al View Post
    200 bottles

    Are you a member of the AA ?

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    Lol... Who said it was to be drunk all at once?

    I like keeping my 'cellar' well-stocked, with different types of wines for different foods/occasions, and my 'bar' equally well-stocked, for pre and post-dinner cocktails and drinks, especially when entertaining (which we do a lot of)... Most of it will last years.

    It's different with you daftee, because all you need to keep is cheap cider and some meths!

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