For Italians, eating together is the most intimate act of sharing. Aside from the food, people gather together to interact, communicate and, of course, to entertain themselves. In order to make this happen you should carefully plan where your guests are going to sit. If different groups of people are invited, make sure that they’re going to make new friends by seating them next to someone they don’t know. And don’t forget to alternate between men and women.
Rather than just being faux-meat, Mamu is different. It's a mushroom-based meat alternative that's getting its launch in restaurants so that chefs can test its versatility. Flora Tsapovsky investigates.