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…

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Parmesan - the king of the cheese world
Close your eyes and say in a whisper: “Parmesan!” And now you are already sitting in the shade of the vine, drinking your favorite wine and enjoying the taste of…

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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…

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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

Italian eateries

It is impossible to imagine traditional Italian dishes without pizza. This food is simply adored here, and therefore literally at every step you can see a sign of a particular pizzeria. There are Italian eateries in which the menu consists entirely of different types of pizza. And in some institutions you can even see with your own eyes the process of its preparation in the kitchen. According to traditions, pizza dough is left to “ripen” for almost a day (about 18 hours). For the filling, only the freshest products are selected. They prepare pizza in a wood-burning oven, due to which the taste and aroma of all the ingredients are preserved, and the dish itself turns out to be divine – you can try and see for yourself! Continue reading

Unusual Italian restaurant with a Russian soul

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

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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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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Everything about Italian cuisine in Rimini
It is strange to visit the country and not try traditional dishes of local cuisine. Therefore, every tourist traveling in Italy, is interested in the question: What is definitely worth…

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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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