According to Giallo Zafferano, one of Italy’s best known food forums, a research study on the topic of “Love and Food” conducted in 5 European countries (Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Britain) queried over 5,000 people, between 18 and 64 years old, on the taste of love.
In Italy more than 50% chose a classic dish of spaghetti. Those interviewed said that the act of wrapping the spaghetti with a fork, or better yet, to divide a piece of spaghetti with your partner (just as in Disney’s Lady and the Tramp) creates a moment of seduction and intimacy. Add a glass of a robust, Italian red wine and watch the sparks fly!
Curious about the other countries? The French preferred exotic foods and champagne, the Spanish fish and a fruity white wine, the Brits, a creamy pudding and the Germans, a sweet dessert covered with whipped cream.