Polenta: what it is, how to cook a traditional dish of Italian cuisine
They say about the famous Italian dish called "polenta" that it can be transformed like Cinderella in the tale of Charles Perrault: in the afternoon it is a simple rustic…

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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,…

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Gnocchi - Italian Potato Dumplings
Some Italian dishes quite firmly woven into the outline of the cuisines of many countries. Which, unfortunately, cannot be said about Gnocchi. Despite a long history, they are only beginning…

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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

Prosciutto

Prosciutto is the favorite Italian ham in many countries. However, it has nothing to do with the ham that we are traditionally used to seeing on the shelves of domestic stores.
Prosciutto is a dried pork ham – it is sold as a whole piece of meat or cut into thin slices.
Loyalty to manufacturers of manufacturing traditions and centuries-old history allowed the Italian ham to easily join the ranks of DOP products.
Varieties of DOP In Italy, as many as 7 varieties of prosciutto are made, which are classified as protected by origin. To understand how all these options differ, we will introduce you to each of them. Continue reading

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