Nourishment is essential to me. I'm Italian and my family hails from the area of Italy known as Umbria, only north of Rome. To the antiquated occupants of Umbria, the Etruscans, nourishment was consecrated. At every feast my predecessors would eat and drink and supplicate, intermixing the physical joys of the mortal with the sacrosanct mystery of the celestial. So you can see where I get it from.