A few Italian quotations, and please forgive my awful translation!
From "Pinocchio" (the original one, NOT the disgusting Disney's imitation!:mad: )
While it's getting dark Pinocchio, the Cat and the Fox get to the Osteria del Gambero Rosso and decide to stop and have dinner there.
"The poor Cat, feeling seriously sick, couldn't eat anything but thirty-five mullets with tomato sauce and four helpings of Trippa alla parmigiana; and since the Trippa wasn't tasty enough he asked three times for more butter and grated parmesan.
Also the Fox would have loved to nibble something, but since her doctor had prescribed a very strict diet, she had to be satisfied with a plain sweet-and-sour hare stew with a light side dish of fattened chickens and young cocks. After that, she had a small Cibreo with partridges, thrushes, rabbits, frogs, lizards and sweet grapes; and then she didn't ask for more. She was SO sick, she said, that she couldn't put anything to her lips.
The one who ate less was Pinocchio. He asked for a walnut kernel and a small slice of bread, and left everything in the dish."