Chapter 7
Eat Your Way to Fluency
In This Chapter
• Grocery markets and specialty shops
• Names of food and beverages
• Simple grocery requests
• Table talk
• At the ristorante
• Mini-menu guide
 
Food seems to be una lingua internazionale that everyone speaks. Italians understand, however, that nourishment is only one aspect of food. In addition to eating, the table is a place to connect with amici and famiglia, and to realign and relax.

Food Stores

First things first—stock up on goodies. You’ll find exactly what you crave, as long as you know where to look! (Except, perhaps, peanut butter.)
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Fruits and Vegetables

Visiting the local mercato

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