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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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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Time for real Italian pizza: 7 best recipes at home (part 2)
“Four Seasons” This recipe will become especially popular in those houses where each family member has their own particular taste preferences. This view was invented many centuries ago and still…

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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 just one of the local dishes – it is a brand with its own attributes, characteristics and philosophy. And therefore, eating pizza, as a rule, is included in the mandatory program, along with a visit to the Coliseum or the Vatican. Even if, after such a meal, a crazy thought pierces his head: “But in our country, they cook no worse” …

Instead of a foreword
It is believed that Italians have their own special secret to making pizza, which they carefully hide. There is something in it, and in some pizzerias, it is likely that you really will find something unusual. By and large, pizza production in Italy has long been put on such a conveyor, which Henry Ford himself would envy. Continue reading

Restaurants in Italy: Italian Menu Guide

Italian restaurants deserve special attention because they are justly considered one of the best in the Mediterranean. Italian cuisine is quite straightforward and its basis is made up of such simple ingredients as dough, cheese and vegetables. Meanwhile, opening the menu of an Italian restaurant, it is easy to get lost in a variety of unfamiliar names and dishes.

Therefore, Blogoitaliano decided to create a small guide to the menu of Italian restaurants, which will help you navigate your preferences and plan your gastronomic budget.

Features of the menu in Italy and prices in restaurants
A typical Italian menu is somewhat different from our usual one. A typical lunch or dinner begins with Antipasti – appetizers. Continue reading

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

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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Italian pasta - pasta types, recipes, appearance (part 2)
But, despite the mass and ubiquity, the Italian product is still made with the preservation of centuries-old traditions that guarantee its excellent quality. Dry pasta Dry pasta is pasta dried…

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Time for real Italian pizza: 7 best recipes at home (part 2)
“Four Seasons” This recipe will become especially popular in those houses where each family member has their own particular taste preferences. This view was invented many centuries ago and still…

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Classic Italian pizza - what is it?
The journey of our crew to Italy is still waiting in the wings. And the crew does not depart from its iron rule and begins to collect information about this…

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