Classic Italian

10 national dishes of Italy
Those who had a chance to try dishes of national Italian cuisine in her homeland: in Rome, Naples, Bologna and other cities - will confirm: this is a very special…

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Pecorino - Italian sheep milk cheese
Pecorino! Even the name seems to contain a piece of Italy! This time it’s not about cheese, but about a whole family of Italian cheese made from sheep’s milk. The…

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Dessert
Florence is a paradise for meat eaters. In addition to the “star” of the local cuisine of the Florentine steak (la bistecca fiorentina), you must definitely try some more popular…

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Italian focaccia – wheat tortilla

Italian Focaccia (Focaccia) – one of the most popular ancient types of bread that have survived to this day. This crispy bread was born thanks to the ingenuity of the villagers, who made up for the lack of food with an irrepressible imagination.
From one classic recipe in modern kitchen, many baking options with a variety of seasonings were born. It is believed that focaccia became the first national dish in Italy. Even the famous pizza is just the evolved descendant of flat bread.
Paradoxically, but having arisen due to the need to save money, today the cake has settled in the ranks of the menu of prestigious restaurants. Let’s forget about our figure for a while and plunge into the appetizing world of Italian focaccia. Continue reading

Ravioli – mastodon of Italian cuisine

Ravioli (Ravioli) – mastodon of Italian cuisine. And although for us it is, rather, foreign dumplings, Italians position them as a type of pasta with filling. But in any case, the dish is popular all over the world. In various regions of Italy, it has its own “twin cities.” For example, in Piedmont – Agnolotti, in Mantua – Tortelli, and in Romagna – Cappelletti. Most often, ravioli is made square. There are also round and semicircular options. The many faces of food is not only in appearance. It is famous for its diverse fillings.
And, if for our dumplings the traditional version is meat, the Italian classic is ricotta with spinach. How to make dough for a foreign delicacy, what other fillings are there and much more you will learn by reading the article. Contents [show] History At the dawn of the Middle Ages, the most popular product of the gastronomic culture of Italy was born – stuffed pasta. Continue reading

10 main dishes of Roman cuisine

Going to Rome, I want to completely immerse ourselves in its atmosphere, get acquainted with the cultural traditions and features of life. Authentic cuisine plays an important role in this matter. You will be surprised, but the culinary art of Italy is not at all limited to pizza and pasta. Take advantage of our rating of the ten best dishes of Roman cuisine, be sure to try the Eternal City to taste! Saltimbocca A dish with the playful name Saltimbocca, which literally means “jump in your mouth”, rightfully tops our ranking of local culinary achievements. Delicate veal escalope with bacon melting in your mouth – invented and is the hallmark of the cuisine of Northern Italy, but very popular in Rome. Continue reading

Pecorino – Italian sheep milk cheese

Pecorino! Even the name seems to contain a piece of Italy! This time it’s not about cheese, but about a whole family of Italian cheese made from sheep’s milk. The predecessor of his name was the word pecora, which means “sheep.” As many as 8 varieties of pecorino (Pecorino) classified as DOP. Of course, getting to know your large family is not an easy task.
But to find out the details of the life of its brightest representative, Pecorino Romano, on the contrary, will be extremely interesting. Continue reading

Mozzarella di Buffalo – the best cheese in the world

Mozzarella (Mozzarella di Bufala) – one of the most famous and common Italian cheeses. Mozzarella is a soft young cheese that can and should even be eaten immediately after production. There is nothing to compare with fresh mozzarella with a pleasant, delicate taste of buffalo milk! Once you have tasted real mozzarella, you can never refuse it.
Appearance story
It is still unknown who brought buffalo to Italy. Some say that Hannibal, others that the Arabs, and some believe that the Indians. It is also believed that this cheese appeared in the XII century and invented it completely by accident. At that time, as you know, there were no refrigerators, and here the locals of a small town in the Campania region stored milk in the stomach of a buffalo in the cellar. Continue reading

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