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
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
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