Review of roman restaurant La Viletta
La Viletta restaurant, which is a trattoria-pizzeria, we discovered by chance in early April while walking around the Roman district of Trastevere with our guests from South Africa, Chibon and…

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Russian or Italian pizza ?!
Russian pizza became popular in the 1990s, when foreign goods began to arrive on the market. In Russian pizza, pizza pizza uses a wide variety of ingredients. The most important…

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Restaurant La Cucina del Garga
Dine with beautiful views of the Arena di Verona at the Nastro Azzurro Restaurant. Visitors can take tables outside or inside the establishment. The menu offers Italian dishes and a…

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The history of pizza

How did pizza come about? Similar dishes already existed among the ancient Greeks and Romans. They were dishes laid out on slices of bread. Bread with additives of meat, cheese, olives, vegetables, dairy products was included in rations for Roman legionnaires. It was the food of both the patricians and the plebeians. Roman Mark Apicius in the 1st century BC wrote a book in which recipes of the “ancestors” of modern pizza were given. Olive oil, cheese, pieces of chicken meat, mint, nuts, garlic, pepper were placed on the dough in various combinations. The word pizza itself is close to the words piazza (square) piatto (plate). In 1522, tomatoes were brought to Europe and in Italy they began to cook almost classic pizza. In the 17th century, special people appeared who cook pizza for peasants. They are called pizzaiolo (pizzaiolo). Continue reading

The best restaurants in Italy
Today in Italy there are about three hundred and seven restaurants that are marked as the best. Among the leaders in restaurants, in the first place is Lombardy. There are…

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Restaurant La Cucina del Garga
Dine with beautiful views of the Arena di Verona at the Nastro Azzurro Restaurant. Visitors can take tables outside or inside the establishment. The menu offers Italian dishes and a…

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Culinary Guide to Italy. Part I. Northern Italy
Italian culinary traditions have evolved over the centuries, absorbing elements of Greek, Arabic and Northern European cuisine, as well as neighboring France, Austria, Switzerland and the Balkans. Therefore, do not…

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Not only Margarita: Everything You Need to Know About Pizza (part 1)
Everybody knows the Italian national dish in the form of a round open tortilla with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. And although the pizza boom has long passed, pizzerias are becoming…

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