Originally Posted by hednic
I agree that you should be able to have your meat cooked to your liking despite what local opinion might be or the chef's views. Personally I love the blood dripping from my T-bone, but I feel everyone's wishes should b respected especially since you're a paying patron.
There are actually a lot more funny opinions up where I stay in Italy.
1.........Sweet corn - "why are you eating that? - that's what we feed the chooks".
2.........Ice in drinks/Cold drinks - to be avoided even if the temperature is over 100 degrees F, as it can give you colic and you might die. They believe that all drinks, be it beer, wine, Coca Cola should be drunk at room temperature (I ask them - "Have you been to Rome?", "Yes", "Have you noticed that the street vendors sell the coldest drinks in Europe there?", "Yes", "Have you noticed that of all the tens of thousands of tourists there drinking those drinks, not one was rolling around on the ground in agony from drinking those drinks?", "Yes, no one was in agony" "So why do you persist with this rubbish about cold drinks being bad for you?" (No answer, but they persist with drinking luke warm drinks on a hot day).
3........Chinese food - most won't touch it, and look aghast at my wife and I when we say we love it.
4........Ice cream - not to be eaten in winter.
5........Capuccinos - not to be drunk after 12pm, else you are some weird tourist.