24 September 2009

How breakfast explains the world

Back in Venice, near the train station, there was cafe with the following sign out front:

Breakfast 8 euros
Italian: Cappuccino/tea + orange juice + croissant with jam
American: Cappuccino/tea + OJ + ham and cheese omelet
British: Cappuccino/tea + OJ + ham and cheese on toast
French: Cappuccino/tea + OJ + bread with butter and jam

There's a doctoral thesis in there. Or at least a chapter in a book.

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