Classic Italian

Arrosticini - Italian lamb skewers
What food do you associate with summer vacations? Surely, many, without hesitation, answered: "Kebab!" But did you know that Italy can also boast of its performance of barbecue? Arrosticini (Arrosticini)…

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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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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…

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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

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…


Special equipment for the kitchen of an Italian restaurant
The gastronomic culture of the country is a reflection of its character. And if the inhabitants of one country fell in love and embraced the culinary traditions of another, then…


The luxurious and elegant Restaurant
In Italy, it’s not expensive = tasty. More often the opposite. If possible, always ask the locals where they eat and go to local establishments. If you want a normally…


Pecorino - Italian sheep milk cheese
Pecorino! Even the name seems to contain a piece of Italy! This time it’s not about cheese, but about a whole family of Italian cheese made from sheep’s milk. The…