10 main dishes of Roman cuisine
Going to Rome, I want to completely immerse ourselves in its atmosphere, get acquainted with the cultural traditions and features of life. Authentic cuisine plays an important role in this…

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Time for real Italian pizza: 7 best recipes at home (part 1)
Birth Story If you go to Italy for real pizza, you can be a little disappointed. This dish, firmly entrenched in the menu of Russian pizzerias, has nothing to do…

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Italian focaccia - wheat tortilla (part 2)
The options for fillings of focaccia are so great that you can make your favorite cake, focusing only on your mood and desire. To obtain a fragrant version of the…

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Italian pasta – pasta types, recipes, appearance (part 1)

The story of the appearance 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. The first pasta was just flour mixed with water and dried in the sun. In appearance, it, of course, was very different from the modern one. Historical excavations have confirmed that somewhere in the first century, broad noodles called lagane were made from durum wheat. From there the name of modern lasagna appeared. At that time, such noodles were not boiled, but baked in ovens. And so it went on for several centuries. Around the eighth century, during the invasion of Europe, the Arabs had a very strong influence on Italian cuisine. The dried noodles they brought to Sicily became the main ancestor of the pasta. In the original dish, a lot of oriental spices were added to the dough. Continue reading

8 best restaurants in Italy
In Italy, 343 restaurants are marked with a red Michelin guide, of which 8 are awarded 3 stars. Coming in first place, France has 616 Michelin-starred restaurants. The annual presentation…

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Cafe Babylon
A cafe in Rome is located in the marvelous Transtevere district, opposite the Squaranta e Pasquale Baylon church. Babylon - a democratic institution, under the roof of which fits a…

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10 main dishes of Roman cuisine
Going to Rome, I want to completely immerse ourselves in its atmosphere, get acquainted with the cultural traditions and features of life. Authentic cuisine plays an important role in this…

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Pizzeria Calvino in Trapani in Sicily
On the third day of our stay in Sicily, Mario and Antonella invited us to a pizzeria. I personally really looked forward to this evening, because I was eager to…

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