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Vegetarians and vegans

and some important phrases

Picture of a Buddha Bowl as ordered in a restaurant (Lot & De Walvis, Leiden)


Ten percent of all Italians are said to be vegetarian, and it's one of the easiest countries to find vegetarian-friendly things to eat in everyday restaurants. Centuries of rural poverty have given birth to numerous classic, meat-less dishes (Tuscany has some of the best-known with its numerous bean (fagioli) dishes, ribollita, carabaccia, pappa al pomodoro, and panzanella) pastas, soups, antipasti, bruschette, salads, risotti, and a hundred variations on pizza. The Happy Cow has a list of hundreds of restaurants and food shops in Italy.


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