Types of pizza, composition and recipes
Depending on the size of the pizza, the amount of dough and toppings changes, but the ratio of ingredients remains approximately the same. Ingredients of Margarita pizza: pizza dough, tomatoes,…

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Gourmet Shop Sapori Solari
The Gastronomy Shop in Milan is located in the Zone of Torton quarter. The small snack shop has meat and cheese specialties from different parts of Italy. For lunch, they…

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Burger Il Panino Tondo
Burger in Florence is a worthy alternative to Italian pizza and panini, which can be found at every step in the city. Il Panino Tondo is a traditional American fast…

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Forms and types of pasta (part 3)

Tubini – Tubini. Pasta in the form of simple tubes of medium size. It is distinguished by the possibility of cooking using quick frying. Vermicelli – Vermicelli. Translated from Italian, “Vermicelli” means “worms.” In appearance, similar to classic spaghetti, but thinner and shorter. Served with light sauces. Ziti – Ziti. Paste in the form of short tubes, curved by an arc. Similar to elbow macaroni, but longer and wider. Use in casseroles and salads with thick sauces. Cooking Even the highest quality pasta needs to be able to cook properly. The most popular option for cooking pasta in the world is considered to be cooking to the state of “al dente”, which means “by tooth”. At the same time, the middle of the paste retains a small hardness. One of the secrets of cooking is the use of large volumes of dishes. This helps keep the pasta from sticking together. Some housewives for this purpose add olive oil to the water. However, the Italian chef will never do so, due to the deterioration in the interaction of the surface of the paste with the sauce. Continue reading

Forms and types of pasta (part 2)

Lasagne – lasagna. Wide, flat and long pasta. Thin plates come in many sizes. In addition, they have straight or wavy edges. Lasagna is designed for baking in the form of a cake, acting as a biscuit. Instead of cream, it is layered with various fillings (meat, cheese, vegetables, seafood) and sauces (bechamel, bolognese). It is considered one of the most popular types of pasta in Italy. Linguine – linguine, which means reeds. Macaroni is very similar to thick spaghetti, but longer and flattened. Served with tomato or fish sauces. Maccheroni – Macaroni. This pasta is probably the very first representative of the pasta family in our country. And it was this pasta that gave the name to the whole class of pasta. The cavities inside the pasta allow light sauces to get in and become juicy. Orecchiette – orekte or ears. A small round paste, with a diameter of not more than 2 cm, looks like cute ears. It is added to soups and salads or prepared as an independent dish. Orzo – orzo. Unusual pasta in size and shape resembling ordinary rice. Most often added to salads and soups. Continue reading

Forms and types of pasta (part 1)

Today, the market offers more than 350 types of various forms of pasta. Moreover, their amazing variety can vary from classic tubes to tennisrackets. Almost any significant event in the world can tell paste manufacturers a new form. For example, there is a paste in the world of car brands, alphabet letters and the Eiffel Tower. We want to tell you about some forms in more detail in our photo guide: Acini di pepe or pepper grains. As the name implies, this is a very small paste. It is mainly used in salads or soups. Agnolotti – Agnolotti. This is a small stuffed pasta. Small pieces of dough can be stuffed with spinach or cheese or meat. In appearance it resembles vareniki. Served with sauce. Alphabet – the alphabet. As the name tells us, these are small letters from the dough. Especially popular among children. After all, with such pasta, lunch becomes much more interesting. Anellini – Anellini. A small paste in the form of miniature rings. Continue reading

Famous Italian pizza
Perhaps there is no such tourist who, having arrived for the first time on the Apennines, would not have tasted the famous Italian pizza. Pizza in Italy is no longer…

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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,…

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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…

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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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