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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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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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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Italian pasta – pasta types, recipes, photos, appearance

More often than not, the first thing that comes to mind when referring to Italian cuisine is, of course, pizza. After it, almost without a break in popularity, pasta follows. Let’s find out what this mega-popular dish is all about. The history of pasta is much more ancient than pizza or tomato sauce, which are an integral part of Italian traditional cuisine.
Appearance story
According to one legend, the Venetian merchant Marco Polo brought pasta to Europe from his trip to China, but historians have denied this version. Researchers believe that the history of the appearance of pasta goes far to the Neolithic. Just when people learned to grow cereals, and a little later to grind cereals into flour, the appearance of pasta became only a matter of time. Continue reading

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 companion for many dishes.
Pesto Genovese (Genovese) – a classic performance of the sauce. But his recipe, like the whole world, does not stand still and is being improved, adapting to modern tastes. Do you want your kitchen music to acquire Italian notes? The “score” for Pesto is presented in our article.
Despite the fact that Pesto is deeply rooted in Italian cuisine, its history began relatively recently. Continue reading

10 national dishes of Italy

Those who had a chance to try dishes of national Italian cuisine in her homeland: in Rome, Naples, Bologna and other cities – will confirm: this is a very special story. The characteristic features of Italian cuisine are explained by the local climate and those products that are widespread in a particular region.
Each region of Italy boasts special recipes. This makes acquaintance with Italian food doubly exciting.
Meet the 10 national dishes of Italy that a tourist should definitely try. Minestrone (Minestrone) Contrary to popular belief, Italian cuisine is far from being exhausted by such food as pizza or spaghetti. Continue reading

National cuisine of Italy
Traditional Italian cuisine is a real treasure, and each meal is a kind of ritual and a sacred time for communication with friends and relatives. National dishes of Italy are…

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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,…

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Dessert
Florence is a paradise for meat eaters. In addition to the “star” of the local cuisine of the Florentine steak (la bistecca fiorentina), you must definitely try some more popular…

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10 national dishes of Italy
Those who had a chance to try dishes of national Italian cuisine in her homeland: in Rome, Naples, Bologna and other cities - will confirm: this is a very special…

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