There aren’t many people who don’t know about Starbucks by now and you may also know that Starbucks is based on CEO –Howard Schultz’s vision of bringing a little bit of Italy back to the US.
This is a clip from Starbuck’s website:
“…in 1983,Howard traveled to Italy and became captivated with Italian coffee bars and the romance of the coffee experience. He had a vision to bring the Italian coffeehouse tradition back to the United States.”
Although it has an Italian name,do you want to know what’s not Italian? The new “Trenta”–31 oz coffee size that Starbucks launched this past year. Even though I realize that American fast food and everything that comes with it has invaded Italy along with most of the world (as my father says:“tutto il mondo e’paese”) large portions are not very Italian. I’ve always disliked the fact that the food industry here in the US is obsessed with BIG portions. Super-size,more,bigger,huge,double! …which is exactly what happens to most people’s waste after a while in addition to increased health risks. Most of the time,more isn’t better…it’s just more. I’ll take a little less of better please.
PS –I would like to thank everyone for their comments and condolences regarding the recent passing of my nonna. It’s been a busy and hectic few months with our launch of Tre Olive,the holidays and my nonna’s passing but I’m hoping to get back on the posting track soon.