Riccardo Casagrande, a Roman Catholic friar and gastronome, in the San Marcello al Corso church dining hall in Rome, Italy, with his typical day's worth of food. (From the book What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets.) The caloric value of his typical day's worth of food on a day in July was 4000 kcals. He is 63 years of age; 5 feet, 8.5 inches tall; and 140 pounds. For over 20 years he has overseen the kitchen, the rooftop garden, and the basement wine cellar for the friars and priests living in the church complex near Rome's Spanish Steps. Between stints saying mass in the beautiful San Marcello al Corso in Rome, he is in charge of his fellow brothers' wine cellar, and oversees the cooks. Traditional Italian food is served family style in the brothers' large dining room. MODEL RELEASED.
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