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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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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How to choose a restaurant with national cuisine? Tale of Italy
The charm of a fairy tale is not born immediately. It is not enough to compose it, it is also necessary to tell it properly. Take the same Kolobok. Children…

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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

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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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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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 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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