In sympathy with the Italians, I too will be abstaining from eating pasta on September 13.
Italy is angry. One week from today will be the nation's first ever pasta strike to protest the sharp, 25+ percent rise in the price of their favorite food. The Italians eat an average of 119 pounds of pasta a year and usually eat pasta every day.
Coffee, bread, mozzarella and schoolbooks are also experiencing price increases.
A future coffee strike is being threatened to protest the price of an espresso going from .70 cents to 1€.