Serious Eats: Talk
Feeling Awkward and Insensitive.
So finally some of my family have come to visit me in Italy! YAY! My aunt and uncle are hear from Oregon to spend a few weeks traveling around the great North of Italy and spend some time with me, and my husband, and my husband's family. Great! Well... turns out, its not so great. Everywhere we go to eat we have to drink non-alcoholic things. We can't keep a bottle of wine on the table for people who want it. We can't eat foods with alcohol as a small ingredient. My aunt is a 23 years sober recovering(ed) alcoholic and her vice was wine. She is VERY sensitive about it, and even an empty beer bottle in my recycling bin made her uncomfortable.
Have you every been in this situation? What did you do?