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giovanna Aug 26th, 2001 03:06 PM

What foods should we avoid when eating on the trains from Paris france,also going through italy? And what should we eat, and has anyone gotten food posion from eating on the train?
hello it's me giovanna.My fiance'and I were wondering what kinds of foods should we avoid when travelling on the trains from Paris France, and going through Italy? And what kinds of foods should we try? I hope someone can helps us out.And if has anyone gotten food posion when eating train food.

Jody Aug 26th, 2001 03:13 PM

No But we did get it from eating scallops on a sunday in a first class patricia wells recommended restaurant.. Live dangerously, eat !!

s.fowler Aug 26th, 2001 03:23 PM

In a single word -- RELAX.

Melissa Aug 26th, 2001 03:42 PM

If you are concerned about train food, you can always bring your own on! That way you can be SURE you will eat what you want on the train.....their selections are somewhat limited, anyway.

Patti Suttle Aug 27th, 2001 11:43 PM

Last year I did something I usually do not do and that is to eat one of those "pre-packaged" sandwiches-it was on the train from Venice to Florence and it had mayo in it. Needless to say I was sick for much of Florence and finally felt better when we got to Rome. <BR>I kept going though! Did not let it ruin my trip! But, I am more careful now! <BR>Patti

dikjf Aug 28th, 2001 09:34 AM

Oh for heavens sake, use your common sense. I take it that if you're getting married then you are an adult - so act like one. <BR> <BR>All railway food is awful but if you're hungry you'll eat it. Pack a picnic - or better still bring all your food from home if the thought of eating something different scares you that much. <BR> <BR>Sometimes I despair....

ifitlookslikea Aug 28th, 2001 10:10 AM

Giovanna has been posting questions for months about this upcoming trip to Europe, and the questions get more and more bizarre and troll-like. Why would anybody even think of this, except to get some sort of nonsense controversy going? <BR> <BR>Giovanna, just pack some leftovers from your wedding reception for your entire trip. Don't take trains, and you won't have any problems with posion.

hans Aug 28th, 2001 10:25 AM

When we traveled on trains in France, we always packed a "picnic" to take on board with us. There were sandwich shops in or near the train stations that made great sandwiches. I loved the French salami with mayo on a baguette.

giovanna Aug 28th, 2001 04:19 PM

I guess the 2 people on here think that my questions are dum and troll like, They should look at them selves in the mirror,I don't think any questions that I have posted are dum, and there are people are here that would agree with me.No question is dum to ask,Why even answer my 2 cents me nothing to me. <BR> <BR>giovanna

Areyoupeople Aug 28th, 2001 04:25 PM

Here, from Giovanna's last post on the thread whether she was a troll... <BR> <BR>"First of all learn how to spell.second of all,You must have a really boring life,and third you are probaly a fat loser who has nothing to do all day but be rude and insulting to others on here You are the one that belongs in a Troll Camp.You are the stuipd one who is asking people on here if I'm a troll." <BR>

StCirq Aug 28th, 2001 04:33 PM

Giovanna: <BR> <BR>Given that French and Italian people travel and eat train food on trains every day of the year, your question does come across as not dumb, but a bit strange, as does your implicit assumption that you might get food poisoning from eating on trains as opposed to eating elsewhere. But be that as it may, train food is usually both of pretty poor quality and overpriced, and I try never to eat it. Most train stations will have a place where you can buy fresher, cheaper food to bring with you before you board the train, and that's what I usually do. If I've really got my act together, I'll put together a picnic lunch or dinner for myself (one that doesn't include mayonnaise or anything else that might spoil en route) before even arriving at the train station. Lots of Europeans do this. I remember watching a young girl on the route from Paris to Périgueux last summer: she carefully unwrapped a homemade baguette with butter and ham, then an avocado, which she carefully cut in half with an elegant knife, then scooped out the flesh with a silver spoon, and finally a small container of plain yoghurt, into which she dropped some raspberries from a tiny Ziplock bag. A tiny but lovely performance. And the elderly couple who opened a cooler on the table between their facing seats and emptied containers of lentil salad, sliced baguette, tiny goat cheeses, and cold chicken. If you're worried about train food, bring your own and make it an event.

Fortheunsuspecting Aug 28th, 2001 05:16 PM

St.Cirq et al regulars...If you read others posts before contributing yours, you might realize that you are wasting your invaluable time. Guess our little peon posts are too insignificant to scan over.

TaTaTopping Aug 28th, 2001 05:48 PM

Duped anyone?

StCirq Aug 28th, 2001 05:51 PM

Fortheunsuspecting: I did read all the posts. I'm not convinced Giovanna is a troll - perhaps this is naive, but if it isn't, she at least has some good advice now. <BR>I don't know how you Fodorites ever figure out who is who and who's a troll, personally. I'm used to a much more straightforward, honest system of posting that would no doubt "trample" on the rights of people posting here Hence my answers to possible terrible trolls - sorry.

PleaseDont Aug 28th, 2001 06:05 PM

Jeez...Intelligence level sinking??????? <BR>How could you miss the stupidity? I will take your name off the list of those I consider "credible" or "reliable"

Donot Aug 28th, 2001 06:17 PM

Avoid food. Avoid drink. Avoid train. Avoid marriage. Avoid any and every thing you may come across. Less worries.

For Aug 29th, 2001 05:11 PM

So sorry, one more post to top. The being blasted for suggesting Giovanna was not sincere..

Curious2know Aug 29th, 2001 05:16 PM

Who blasted you? (You may be blasted enough on your own!)

Sense Aug 29th, 2001 05:24 PM

Haha! I'm planning a train trip from Paris to Italy next summer, and I am totally excited by the every aspect of this experience, including the train food. Hmmm, maybe I'm the dum[sic] one. <BR> <BR>I just happen to have sort of a childlike excitement about the whole notion of traveling by rail. I did it as a child here in the states, and the memories are still very real in my mind - feeling like you were flying through space crossing a bridge with no sides, the blinking lights of distant towns when you'd wake from a night-time sleep in the pullman car, and the changing of trains at unknown stations, holding your cat in its crate, hanging on to mother's hand with the other.... <BR> <BR>Gosh, is it wrong to hang on to this sense of adventure well over the age of consent? Or should I worry more and enjoy less??? <BR> <BR> <BR>

Ed Aug 29th, 2001 05:30 PM

I'm with St. Cirq. Ditsy Giovanna may seem, and to others a bit annoying, but I suspect she's sincere. <BR> <BR>Which is more than others on the forum can say. <BR> <BR>Fodors could control some of this bullshit if they'd move to registration in one form or another. We'd have much less reason to suspect trolls. <BR> <BR>As long as Fodors wants quantity of postings, though, instead of quality, registration will never be a threat to those who don't want their freedom to malign trampled.

StCirq Aug 29th, 2001 07:10 PM

Thanks, Ed, I figured whether Giovanna was *real* or not, the question merited answering. If I appeared stupid to those of you who have troll-deciphering software at your fingertips, so sorry. <BR>I'm tired of trying to figure out who's a troll and who's not. I try to answer any post I can that seems sincere in the slightest (and guess what? some of you might think about the fact that there are some people who are truly naive and post things that appear to be trolls but really are sincere posts - yes, there ARE people that naive! and they deserve help, too - maybe more than most!), and if I can't I hope some other kind poster will do so. I've had good friends who aren't seasoned travelers ask me questions I would consider incredibly naive - I wouldn't have labeled them "trolls" and given them sarcastic answers! <BR>As long as Fodor's uses this system that allows people to use fake names, this will be a problem. Sometimes it's amusing and sometimes it's hideously vindictive. If I were Fodor's I'd change it, but I'm not. <BR>So to those whom I offended by answering Giovanna's post, well, sorry if it made you think I was a nitwit -I was just trying to help.I still think there is a person named Giovanna out there who actually may need the sort of help I hope I have provided. If not, well, I've been duped and it won't be the first time, so who cares?

Linda Aug 30th, 2001 12:07 AM

Re the anonymous person who has such a vendeta against Giovana: I wonder if his/her mother knows he/she has turned into the adult (and I use the term loosely) version of the playground bully. I don't think we need his kind of protection. At least until the end Giovana was polite. And he (or she) did nothing more than chase one more polite person away from the board. I'm with StCirq--who cares if it is a troll!?! If you feel it should be answered, answer it. If you don't, then ignore it. But nobody has the right IMHO to initiate a poison letter campaign. If this was being done through the mail, versus over the internet, there would be laws against it, at least in my country. And, no St Cirq, I don't think you're a nitwit--just a person who cares enough about her fellow man to try to be helpful. Maybe if more of us stood up against this "vindictiveness" (is that a word--well, if it isn't, I just made it one), then those who are doing it would feel uncomfortable and go away, or at least change their approach to this board.

Tony Hughes Aug 30th, 2001 03:38 AM

It is a dumb question, though, smacking of someone who is anxious to get their name on a posting and has run out of legitimate, serious questions. <BR> <BR>Giovanna, I expected more from you.

Sam Aug 30th, 2001 05:49 AM

I will not eat them on a train.... <BR> <BR>I will not eat green eggs and ham!

Sam Aug 30th, 2001 05:47 PM not eat them on a train, do not eat them on a plane, do not eat them in a car, do not eat them anywhar... I do not like them, green eggs and ham, I do not like them, Sam I am!

xxx Aug 31st, 2001 05:40 AM

I just did the France to Italy trip on the night train, I would suggest you take some food on the train with you since you might die of starvation waiting in the line for the food I had some basic snacks with me cookies, chips,candy. The restaurant has limited space and if you don't book in advance you will have to get food from the snack bar. We ate the sandwiches and the pizza and we live to tell the tale. It was not the best meal I ever had, but it kept me alive. I was taught a valuable lesson that time and made certain, I was neither hungry or without food each time I boarded a train to my next destination. I even carried Chinese food on the train from Geneva to Paris. <BR> <BR>Walk with a bottle of wine or beer, water and soda, some sandwiches a dessert and you should be fine. Think of a picnic that's all.

carol Sep 1st, 2001 11:40 AM

I've never laughed so hard--I'd love to travel with all of you non-troll people. I'm headed for Paris & northern Spain with a suitcase full of green eggs & ham. I agree about the spelling--it's sad that anyone so lacking has the opportunity to go to Paris.

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