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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Learning Italian, 3rd Edition by Gabrielle Euvino

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Chapter 13
Pane, Vino, e Cioccolata: Expressing Your Pleasure
In This Chapter
♦ Different foods and where to buy them
♦ Using ne and expressing quantity
♦ Food-related verbs and idiomatic expressions
♦ The verb piacere (to be pleasing to)
Food. Italy. The two are inseparable. It’s gastronomia brought to the level of arte. What makes Italy so special is the attenzione it gives to the everyday elements of successful living; it’s naturale that food plays an important ruolo in the Italian lifestyle. Italians know that fine cuisine is a precursor to living la dolce vita.
 
Many different kinds of stores cater to food, although a great deal of crossover occurs. Make sure you eat something before reading this chapter, or you won’t be able to concentrare ...

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