The answer seems to be no...

I could have told them that. Italians rarely eat anything for breakfast other than a coffee and maybe a cornetto and a piece of fruit, and they're if not the thinnest, one of the thinnest people in Europe.

Personally, the sight of food within the first hour or so that I'm up makes me nauseous.

I make these anicini from my mother's recipe and cranberry and almond biscotti once a month and then freeze them, and often these with a cappuccino is all I want.

One of the great inventions and one of the best presents I've ever gotten is a coffee machine where you can make cappuccino, along with other coffee types, from these little pod things.