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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Italian cuisine - traditional simple recipes of national dishes
Italian cuisine or the national cuisine of Italy is one of those cuisines that make up the culinary European family or, as it is otherwise called, Mediterranean cuisine. It is…

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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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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

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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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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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…

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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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