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 Italian restaurant recorded in the sources opened in London, on Leicester Square, in 1803, and as more Italians moved to the capital of Great Britain, more and more establishments appeared here. At the beginning of the XIX century. a wave of Italian immigrants came to London to form “little Italy” in the Clerkenwell area. Today in the UK there are more than 5,000 Italian restaurants, Italian cuisine is very popular. A study by Allegra Strategies, a leading hospitality industry consulting company, found Italian cuisine to be second most popular in the UK, second only to British cuisine. Continue reading
Italian cuisine has long outgrown national borders and is popular in many countries around the world. Some establishments with Italian cuisine are held by Italians, for whom this cuisine is native, emigrants of the first wave, or the descendants of those who moved several decades, or even centuries ago. Especially there are a lot of such establishments in the USA, and in this article we will talk about one of such establishments, especially since it has some relation to Russia.
In the American city of Baltimore, on the east coast of the United States, 50 km from Washington, there is a quarter where immigrants from Italy have compactly settled since the end of the 19th century. It is called Little Italy (“Little Italy”). The natives of Genoa were the first to go across the ocean, so on the promenade near Little Italy you can see a monument to Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of America, whose homeland was the capital of Liguria. Continue reading
It is strange to visit the country and not try traditional dishes of local cuisine. Therefore, every tourist traveling in Italy, is interested in the question: What is definitely worth trying out from the whole variety of dishes in restaurants, and what do Italians themselves eat? This article will talk about the structure of a typical Italian dinner and about the dishes most often served at the table in Italian families, as well as about places where you can eat tasty and inexpensively.
Italian cuisine: main dishes
So, a typical Italian lunch or dinner is traditionally divided into 4 parts: antipasto (appetizer), primo (first course), secondo (second course), and dolce (dessert). The portions in Italian restaurants are quite large, so if you do not plan to spend several hours eating, it is better to order one portion of the snack for two, and then choose one thing – the first or second dish and finally enjoy a dessert. Continue reading