“Life is a minestrone
Served up with parmesan cheese”
10cc, 'Life is a Minestrone'
"Berlinzone, the land of the Basques, in a country called Bengodi, where..... there was a mountain made entirely of grated Parmesan cheese, on which lived people who did nothing but make macaroni and ravioli and cook them in capon broth. And then they threw them down, and the more of them you took, the more you had. And nearby ran a rivulet of white wine whose better was never drunk, and without a drop of water in it."
Bocaccio (1313-1375) 'Decameron' (Day 8, Tale 3)
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