Friends/Relatives' imposed food conditions in Food Traditions & Culture Posted August 25, 2003 Europeans, and I am one, accommodate their children's and guests food demands in a much more matter of fact manner. As in, it never occurs to them to NOT give their guests what they want - even if it means whipping up something not originally planned.If an Italian made spaghetti carbonara and their guest didn't want/enjoy it, the Italian would most likely make either a plain pasta with, as you suggested, just parmigiano on it, ie. making it a "tamer" version of their original meal. As a whole, it actually PLEASES the Europeans to accommodate requests as it makes them feel like they are giving their guests the best possible experience. definitely right. it's very important to give guests what they like, even if it wasn't originally planned. going extra mile for guests is perfectly normal--you want them to have a good time. "guest home--god home."