What are some Italian cultural traditions, customs, social norms, etc., you can think of? I've known a few Italian families and it does seem to be upsetting to them when I do not eat large portions of the food offered. I feel I eat quite a bit, but they always seem discouraged and let down that I don't eat more. Also I have noticed they often give me a "parting gift" when I leave their house, some food packaged up, or any small little token gift they can find, like an item from their personal stockpile of necessities. Do you notice any customs or traditions?