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Once a week, Prad and I go out to dinner to Il Fornaio, our favorite Italian eatery in town. Last time, we went with the children. Everybody was hungry, and we forgot our habit of splitting every order in half. We ended dinner with most of our plates still half full. And a doggy bag to take the stuff home. America is the only country I know, with doggy bags. One could say, it is a great way to avoid food being thrown away. I look at it differently, as another manifestation of the super size phenomenon. I can’t count the number of times when our doggy bags’ remnants linger in the fridge, until we end up throwing them away.

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I asked the butcher for some duck breasts. Told him there would be ten of us for dinner. His recommendation was that I get one per guest. That seemed like a lot to me, but he was adamant that, ‘This is a normal size, Ma’am’. The guy seemed to know what he was talking about. I ended up deferring to him, and went home with five pounds of duck breasts. The duck was a big success. Only problem is, we only ate half of it. Now I have to figure out what to do with the rest. I should have known, what passes as normal size in America, is really super size.

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