EU Rules Leave A Bad Taste in Italians' Mouths

freedom       2000-08-07 
Every few months, schoolteacher Julio Colomba gathers with friends in northern Italy to eat what he admits is an illegal dinner. They meet stealthily at a restaurant after hours to revel in the glories of spiced sausage and pasta made with fresh eggs and stuffed with sweet ricotta cheese, all produced on "unapproved" mountain farms.