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…

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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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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…

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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 villagers, who made up for the lack of food with an irrepressible imagination.
From one classic recipe in modern kitchen, many baking options with a variety of seasonings were born. It is believed that focaccia became the first national dish in Italy. Even the famous pizza is just the evolved descendant of flat bread.
Paradoxically, but having arisen due to the need to save money, today the cake has settled in the ranks of the menu of prestigious restaurants. Let’s forget about our figure for a while and plunge into the appetizing world of Italian focaccia. Continue reading

Ravioli – mastodon of Italian cuisine

Ravioli (Ravioli) – mastodon of Italian cuisine. And although for us it is, rather, foreign dumplings, Italians position them as a type of pasta with filling. But in any case, the dish is popular all over the world. In various regions of Italy, it has its own “twin cities.” For example, in Piedmont – Agnolotti, in Mantua – Tortelli, and in Romagna – Cappelletti. Most often, ravioli is made square. There are also round and semicircular options. The many faces of food is not only in appearance. It is famous for its diverse fillings.
And, if for our dumplings the traditional version is meat, the Italian classic is ricotta with spinach. How to make dough for a foreign delicacy, what other fillings are there and much more you will learn by reading the article. Contents [show] History At the dawn of the Middle Ages, the most popular product of the gastronomic culture of Italy was born – stuffed pasta. Continue reading

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 predecessor of his name was the word pecora, which means “sheep.” As many as 8 varieties of pecorino (Pecorino) classified as DOP. Of course, getting to know your large family is not an easy task.
But to find out the details of the life of its brightest representative, Pecorino Romano, on the contrary, will be extremely interesting. Continue reading

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Italian lunch
Italian food is very popular all over the world. Great Britain is no exception, including thanks to the prosperous community of Italian immigrants formed in the XVIII century. The first…

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What to try in this sea of ​​gastronomic abundance?
Italian food is known all over the world, but many people do not know that every region and even city has its own special dishes. Florence (Firenze) - the capital…

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What to try in this sea of ​​gastronomic abundance?
Italian food is known all over the world, but many people do not know that every region and even city has its own special dishes. Florence (Firenze) - the capital…

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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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