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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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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Italian cuisine has many advantages
Oven-baked pizza is a thin round bread coated with tomato sauce, cheese, with olive oil and other ingredients. In fact, there are two types of pizza: Neapolitan - more dense,…

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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 dish, in the evening – an exquisite culinary masterpiece. The main thing in it is cornmeal.
The key to success is compliance with the technology of working with this product, which is not the most usual for Russians, and, of course, a creative approach. So what is polenta, what kind of cereal is used in its preparation, and how to cook an Italian corn meal dish at home?

The idea belongs to the ancient Romans – it was they who began to cook porridge “pulse”, which later became the prototype of polenta. The difference between the two dishes is that the pulse was cooked from millet, chickpea, barley, and polenta – from corn, which became available to Europeans only at the end of the 16th century, when its grains were brought to the Old World from America. Continue reading

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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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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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.…

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Top italian chefs
Since 2007, Carlo Cracco has been the lead chef at Ristorante Cracco, located at Via Victor Hugo, 4, Milan. This is a fairly spacious establishment, which can accommodate about 60…

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