Pranzo or lunch traditionally used to be the heartiest and most important Italian meal, although shorter work breaks are significantly changing this lifestyle, especially in the larger urban areas of the North. Lunch is taken in Italy between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm (usually, people from Southern Italian regions start lunch slightly later, from 1.15 pm to even 2.15 pm). Traditional formal Italian lunches are a lengthy affair, which usually involves an appetizer, aperitif, or antipasto as starter. This usually consists of cold cuts, cheese, bruschette or small sandwiches, olives and sauce dips. This is usually followed by a first course, such as various kinds of pasta, soup, ravioli, or risotto. The main course (secondo, literally "second course") is usually meat or fish, with a vegetable garnish. The meal is rounded up by a dessert or fresh fruit. Most families still usually tend to have a traditional lunch on Sundays.
Other articles related to "lunch":
... that CDPH had distributed green canvas "EAT FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AND BE ACTIVE" lunch bags (soft lunch boxes) whose cover, lining, and logo "tested high for lead levels" ... not use 56,000 green or 247,000 blue lunch bags, CDPH was criticized by an advocacy group for not notifying parents quickly enough of the presence of lead in the green ones ...
... Lunch Poems is a book of poetry by Frank O'Hara published in 1964 by Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s City Lights, number 19 in their Pocket Poets series ... Ferlinghetti would badger O'Hara with questions like, "How about lunch? I'm hungry." "Cooking", O'Hara would reply ... Between 1960 and 1964 O’Hara and I worked intermittently at compiling Lunch Poems, which in the end became a selection of work dating from 1953 to 1964.” The poems in this collection contain O'Hara's ...
... Miss Worcester Diner or Worcester Lunch Car # 812 is a historic diner at 302 Southbridge Street in Worcester, Massachusetts ... It was built in 1948 by Worcester Lunch Car Company and is located across the street from the company's (now defunct) Worcester factory ... While independently owned and operated, it was used by the Lunch Car Company as a "showroom" diner, and a testbed for new features ...
... Lunch no Joō (ランチの女王, Ranchi no Joō?, lit ... "Queen of Lunch") is a Japanese drama series aired in Japan on Fuji TV in 2002 ... to walk down the street thinking about where she'll eat lunch ...
... Since lunch typically falls in the early-middle of the working day, it can either be eaten on a break from work, or as part of the workday ... The difference between those who work through lunch and those who take it off could be a matter of cultural, social class, bargaining power, or the nature of the work ... Also, to simplify matters, some cultures refer to meal breaks at work as "lunch" no matter when they occur – even in the middle of the night ...
Famous quotes containing the word lunch:
“Women who are devoted to causes, such as overpopulation and the underprivileged [sic], are much less interested in fashion than, lets say, those who lunch at La Grenouille and Le Cirque.”
—Ann Landers (b. 1918)
“Lunch? You gotta be kidding. Lunch is for wimps.”
—Stanley Weiser, U.S. screenwriter, and Oliver Stone. Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas)
“Extreme patience and persistence are required,
Yet everybody succeeds at this before being handed
The surprise box lunch of the rest of his life.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)