5 things you shouldn't do in Tuscany

After a long discussion with friends I realized that most of the things someone shouldn't do in Tuscany is... food-related!  I asked: "What a traveler shouldn't do in Tuscany?" and many people replied: no diet "Don't punish yourself, the food is just too good to pass up" said our Facebook friend Denise J. Tucker. Last wekeend an Italian friend told me - with an expression of horror - she saw a girl that ordered a cappuccino with a salad: she was not drinking the cappuccino after the salad - what would be a little strange, but ok -  she was drinking it with salad! What else? What is absolutely a #fail here in Tuscany?   1. Don't add salt to your Tuscan bread!
[Photo Credits: riandreu http://ow.ly/hSgxC]
[Photo Credits: riandreu http://ow.ly/hSgxC]
Tuscan bread has no salt at all and although you may not get used to it you should never (NEVER!) add salt, it's a kind of offense to the Tuscan culture. 2. Go to dinner at 7.00pm expecting to find the restaurant full of locals!
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[Photo Credits: Antico Casale di Scansano http://ow.ly/hSh6t]
Italians have dinner after 8.00 pm or even later! If you really want to eat with Italians  I suggest that you buy a delicious gelato (ice cream) in the afternoon so that you can wait a couple of hours before dinner. It works with me! 3. Don't add cheese to your wild boar pasta
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[Photo Credits: pizzodisevo, slowly i will recover http://ow.ly/hSh9i]
If you think all types of pasta matches with cheese you are wrong. If  you are eating wild boar ragù with pasta forget the cheese! 4. Don't add ketchup to your pizza
[Photo Credits: Sauce Babilonia http://ow.ly/hShed]
[Photo Credits: Sauce Babilonia http://ow.ly/hShed]
Ketchup is ok with french fries, hot dogs, hamburgers... but it's absolutely not ok with pizza or pasta. Don't do something similar to the photo in public! 5. Don't go back home without trying at least 3 traditional Tuscan dishes!
[Photo Credits: McPig http://ow.ly/hShis]
[Photo Credits: McPig http://ow.ly/hShis]
You can learn more about Tuscan food at Tuscanycious. Do you have any other advice to our list?