This sign is on the wall of a meat counter in Florence's San Lorenzo Market.
I asked the Butcher, if it was real.( the sign says, "Forbidden to spit on the ground".
This sign dates back from when there were sputoons in the market, and encouraged the use of sputtoons!
Other Food Rules in Italy consist of simpler thoughts, such as these traditional food pairings:
- prosciutto and melon
- salami with figs
- Pecorino cheese with pears.
- Never have parmesan with spicy pasta sauces, the chili kills the flavor of the cheese.
- Never have parmesan with seafood sauce,the cheese kills the flavor of the fresh fish.