2. The two countries also eat Italian cuisines in different sequences.
Italy tends to follow the traditional order of antipasto, primo, secondo,
contorno, frutta/dolce, caffe.However, Americans have modified
this prolonged meal to often become a piatto unico, or a dish containing
all food groups (meat, starch,vegetables). This could be because of American “efficiency” (getting all nutrients in one plate is quicker), or perhaps due to influence of other immigrant groups changing the way of eating.