A friend suggests that the languages and cultures of the Italians and the French differ in how they make choices.
Faced with a choice, the French choose more. More ornamentation. More ingredients. More twirls, more accentuation.
The Italians, choose less. Fewer ingredients. Paring down. Removing everything until one tomato and a sprig of basil is left.
Faced with a choice, do you choose more, or less?