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…

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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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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,…

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Polenta: what it is, how to cook a traditional dish of Italian cuisine

They say about the famous Italian dish called “polenta” that it can be transformed like Cinderella in the tale of Charles Perrault: in the afternoon it is a simple rustic dish, in the evening – an exquisite culinary masterpiece. The main thing in it is cornmeal.
The key to success is compliance with the technology of working with this product, which is not the most usual for Russians, and, of course, a creative approach. So what is polenta, what kind of cereal is used in its preparation, and how to cook an Italian corn meal dish at home?

The idea belongs to the ancient Romans – it was they who began to cook porridge “pulse”, which later became the prototype of polenta. The difference between the two dishes is that the pulse was cooked from millet, chickpea, barley, and polenta – from corn, which became available to Europeans only at the end of the 16th century, when its grains were brought to the Old World from America. Continue reading

How to cook fettuccine with mushrooms and ham - a traditional Italian dish
The variety of pasta gives room for flight of imagination and improvisation to each hostess. From them you can cook a variety of dishes that will appeal to the whole…

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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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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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