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The coffee plant itself might well have been discovered in Ethiopia (as far back as the 11th century, no less) but chugging back the drink – or marching purposefully towards the office, one of those ‘almost-a-bit-pretentious-really’ cardboard containers in hand – has long been regarded as an ‘American thing’. And while, only a few short […]more
Try this experiment: think of a word, any word, that we use regularly in English which has clear Italian origins before reading on. Ready? It’s more than likely you’ve come up with a gastronomic term – a snap poll I took last week placed pizza, spaghetti, and cappuccino as front runners (along with ciao, which […]more