Unusual Italian restaurant with a Russian soul
Italian cuisine has long outgrown national borders and is popular in many countries around the world. Some establishments with Italian cuisine are held by Italians, for whom this cuisine is…

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Sicilian Cassata
The Sicilian Cassata (Cassata Siciliana), perhaps the most famous sweet islander, is a layered cake made of sponge cake soaked in liquor, combined with ricotta, fruit and marzipan. Born in…

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Minestrone - Classic Italian Vegetable Soup
Minestrone is the most popular soup born in Italy. It is so associated with first courses that outside the republic, saying "Italian soup", of course, mean minestrone. Its basis is…

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excellent pizza and gelato

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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

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

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Florentine steak
When you think of a steak, what comes to mind? It is unlikely that one of the first in my head comes up with the thought of Italy. Although we…

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Grana Padano Cheese - Parmigiano Reggiano's Younger Brother
How hard it is to live in the shadow of a famous relative, Grana Padano, a hard Italian cheese and part-time younger brother of Parmigiano Reggiano, knows firsthand. Many people…

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Real Italian restaurants
It is perhaps hard to imagine more inexorable food snobs than Italians. Starting from the fact that, in their opinion, there can be only one time for breakfast and lunch,…

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Risotto - the culinary symbol of northern Italy
Rice is one of the few cereals, the national food on the basis of which is found in most countries of the world. So Italian cuisine did not disregard this…

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