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Part 3 of 3: Contorno, Frutta e Espresso
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Contorno Contorno means side dish. Simple steamed vegetables like broccoli taste great and are good for you. If you want to stick with an Italian theme, broccoli rabe is an even better choice. A green salad featuring arugula or radicchio and tossed with either olive oil and balsamic vinegar or olive oil and lemon with salt is always served after the second dish in Italy. Italians believe this helps the food go down better. Follow up by passing around a plate of finocchio or fennel, whose anise taste is another digestive aid.
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