The audacity of Michael Sheerin's Cicchetti

Feb 10, 2014 695

In the early 60s the ailing Italian countess Amalia Mani Mocenigo was ordered by her doctor to adopt a diet we might today label Paleolithic. In short, she wasn't to eat cooked meat.

So while she was visiting the legendary Harry's Bar in Venice, proprietor Giuseppe Cipriani did what any resourceful, self-respecting member of the hospitality industry does when confronted with a seemingly wacky dietary restriction.

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