After an Italian meal . . .
- Bob Mervine Oct 7, 2006 06:43 AM
Many Italians partake of a powder that is poured into a glass of water and acts as an antacid. That use it at the end of one of those huge Italian family meals that makes you swell up like an overstuffed pumpkin.
It makes you burp.
It is like Bromo-Seltzer, but that's not the name. The name escapes me and it is literally driving me crazy beause I cannot remember it.
Please help. It is -- pardon the pun -- right on the tip of my tounge.
OMG, I thought my cousins (Taiwanese) were the only ones who travelled with those in their purses. They used to give me some and then make me eat more. Of course, theirs was a Chinese version called "wei san" (generic name for antacid) with a slightly menthol flavor. Nice to know I'll be able to find some Brioschi and return the favor one day.