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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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…

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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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comfort and tranquility

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) is a lamb dish typical of the Apennines, particularly in the Abruzzo region. It is impossible to visit Abruzzo and not try the traditional arrostichini! They are valued not only in Italy, but also far beyond its borders. “They feed us well here,” you might think. But do not rush to be so categorical. Arrosticini is not just skewered meat. This is the quintessence of the sophistication and simplicity of Italian cuisine in one dish. Continue reading

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 do not always associate this food with Italian cuisine, it cannot be denied that the Florentine steak (Bistecca Fiorentina) has become one of the most beloved meat dishes in Tuscany and around the world.
It is a symbol of culinary excellence in Florence (Firenze). Every year, thousands of tourists come to the Tuscan capital to taste the famous meat. Where can I try a real and delicious Florentine steak, and why is it so popular? You will find answers to these and other questions in our article. Continue reading

First meal

Do you know the expression “To make bread and pasta a healthier meal, put them in soup”? It accurately reflects Florentine traditions in the preparation of first courses. Of course, Tuscan soups are not at all like ours, but the cultures of their serving are the same. Just like us, Italians eat primo piatto soup, that is, between appetizer and main course.
In the restaurant menu you will find such names: zuppa del contadino (farm soup with a variety of legumes), zuppa di farro (with pearl barley), cipollata tiepida (onion soup, which is especially popular on cold days) and, of course, pappa al pomodoro and ribollita – “stars” of Florentine feasts. Continue reading

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…

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Real Italian restaurants
It is perhaps hard to imagine more inexorable food snobs than Italians. Starting from the fact that, in their opinion, there can be only one time for breakfast and lunch,…

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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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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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