Italian pasta dishes are everyday food
Spaghetti amatricana Italian pasta dishes are everyday food, but they are not simple pasta. During cooking, spices and grated cheese are used, making the spaghetti turn into stunningly delicious food.…

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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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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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Caprese salad of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil

As there is no smoke without fire, it is impossible to imagine a festive table without a salad. Just a couple of decades ago, most domestic banquets were decorated only with olivier and “herring under a fur coat”. Now the situation has changed radically. Both restaurant chefs and housewives try to surprise guests with a variety of recipes.
Caprese Salad (Insalata Caprese) – a simple, but at the same time elegant and tasty dish. It is a worldwide symbol of Mediterranean cuisine. It seemed to embodied a small piece of paradise, which can be seen on the island of Capri (Capri). Tomatoes, mozzarella and basil are just three simple ingredients that conquered the world with their harmony. What is the secret of the popularity of plain salad, we will discuss in our article. Continue reading

Pesto sauce – what to eat and how to cook?

Sauces are an integral link in the culinary traditions of Italy. Of course, the most important of them is Pesto. The Ligurian origin, whose basis is basil, serves as a companion for many dishes.
Pesto Genovese (Genovese) – a classic performance of the sauce. But his recipe, like the whole world, does not stand still and is being improved, adapting to modern tastes. Do you want your kitchen music to acquire Italian notes? The “score” for Pesto is presented in our article.
Despite the fact that Pesto is deeply rooted in Italian cuisine, its history began relatively recently. Continue reading

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 often confuse it with parmesan, some believe that it is a low-quality analogue, and someone has never heard of it at all. Yes, not a king, but still this cheese deserves attention!
How was born and lived The story says that Grana Padano was born in the countryside near the Po River around 1000. There wasn’t such an abundance of food at that time as it is today. Not a single product obtained on the farm wasted. In connection with the development of animal husbandry, the question arose about the use of milk not used during the day. Continue reading

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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Tiramisu
If you ask people from different countries: “What Italian dessert do you know?”, Most of them will probably answer: “Tiramisu!” Thanks to the simplicity of the recipe and the unusual…

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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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Italian restaurant on the Russian market: the difficulties of doing business
Of course, during the opening and development of the restaurant, some plans had to be adjusted in accordance with Russian realities. How to open a real Italian restaurant in Moscow.…

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