Classic Italian

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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Perhaps the most famous Italian dish loved by the whole world
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,…

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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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Italian pasta – pasta types, recipes, photos, appearance

More often than not, the first thing that comes to mind when referring to Italian cuisine is, of course, pizza. After it, almost without a break in popularity, pasta follows. Let’s find out what this mega-popular dish is all about. The history of pasta is much more ancient than pizza or tomato sauce, which are an integral part of Italian traditional cuisine.
Appearance story
According to one legend, the Venetian merchant Marco Polo brought pasta to Europe from his trip to China, but historians have denied this version. Researchers believe that the history of the appearance of pasta goes far to the Neolithic. Just when people learned to grow cereals, and a little later to grind cereals into flour, the appearance of pasta became only a matter of time. Continue reading

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

Gelato – Italian Ice Cream

He was filmed more than once in cartoons and movies. This dessert is sung in the songs of artists from many countries of the world. And finally, people of the whole earth love him, young and old. All this, no doubt, can be said about only one delicacy called “Ice Cream”.
And if it is Gelato – Italian ice cream, then there will be no equal to it in any corner of the world. This is a pleasant coolness that saves in the summer heat, and a milk veil that complements a cup of coffee on a winter evening with family. Masters make real gelato by hand, giving it their unique zest. Continue reading

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 broth, vegetables and legumes.
Italians cook it with seasonal products, but, nevertheless, it is allowed to use frozen peas or beans. Healthy ingredients are a very significant plus of dishes. Minestrone is not just soup. It is a symbol of Italian nutritional principles. Do you want to know how it appeared and how to cook a classic minestrone in your kitchen? 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

Special equipment for the kitchen of an Italian restaurant
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Italian style restaurant design
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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.…