Caprese – a traditional Italian salad of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, seasoned with salt (sometimes pepper) and olive oil. The ingredients symbolize the colors of the Italian flag: red, white and green. In Italy, as a rule, salad serves as antipasti (appetizers), unlike most other salads, which are served as separate dishes.
Tortellini (tortellini) – Italian dumplings, which are slightly smaller in size than our Russian. This dish is prepared with different fillings – meat, vegetables, cheese, seafood. Typically, tortellini is served in sauce or in broth. It is worth noting that the size of the dishes here is simply huge and this applies not only to tortellini. Having ordered one dish, you can safely divide it into two, and sometimes even three people. Continue reading
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.
Spaghetti – 370 g.
Bacon – 125 g.
A few tablespoons of oil (olive).
Pelati tomatoes – 0.8 kg. Continue reading
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 native, emigrants of the first wave, or the descendants of those who moved several decades, or even centuries ago. Especially there are a lot of such establishments in the USA, and in this article we will talk about one of such establishments, especially since it has some relation to Russia.
In the American city of Baltimore, on the east coast of the United States, 50 km from Washington, there is a quarter where immigrants from Italy have compactly settled since the end of the 19th century. It is called Little Italy (“Little Italy”). The natives of Genoa were the first to go across the ocean, so on the promenade near Little Italy you can see a monument to Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of America, whose homeland was the capital of Liguria. Continue reading