Italian cheeses: 5 most popular
When it comes to Italian cuisine, pasta, pizza and, of course, famous cheeses come to mind. Residents of sunny Italy are proud of their cheeses; in August-September, grandiose festivals are…

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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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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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The best regions of Italy for wine connoisseurs

Italy is a country with a very long winemaking tradition. Italians claim that the first vine appeared in the country around 1000 BC, therefore, Italian winemaking has been more than three thousand years old. Italy’s lands seem to have been specially created for growing grapes — a mild climate, a landscape that changes every few tens of kilometers, mountain ranges that protect the vineyards from the cold northern air. No wonder the Greeks – the first winemakers of the Apennine Peninsula – called this country Enotria – “land of wine.”

For many centuries, making wine in the regions of Italy was only a traditional peasant practice, and wine itself was a usual addition to food, something like water or tea. During the Middle Ages, monasteries and small farms were engaged in winemaking, again, mainly for their own needs. And only by the middle of the 20th century, Italian winemaking took a new direction, taking a leading place among the world’s elite wine producers. 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

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 matter. You will be surprised, but the culinary art of Italy is not at all limited to pizza and pasta. Take advantage of our rating of the ten best dishes of Roman cuisine, be sure to try the Eternal City to taste! Saltimbocca A dish with the playful name Saltimbocca, which literally means “jump in your mouth”, rightfully tops our ranking of local culinary achievements. Delicate veal escalope with bacon melting in your mouth – invented and is the hallmark of the cuisine of Northern Italy, but very popular in Rome. Served with aromatic white wine sauce. Bucatini all’amatriciana In Russian reading – bucatini al amatriciana. Bucatini pasta (thick spaghetti with a hole) is sprinkled with sauce invented in Amatrice, a town in the north of the Lazio region. The base of the sauce is guanchale (pork cheek) and dense plum-like tomatoes. Continue reading

Italian alcohol: 5 alcoholic souvenir ideas for travelers
Sightseeing tours to Italy attract a lot of tourists who, having come to terms with its ancient history, would like to take away not only pleasant impressions, but also some…

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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…

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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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Кафе Chiaroscuro Florence
Cafe in Florence is located on one of the central streets of the city - Via del Corso, stretching between Piazza Signoria and Piazza Duomo. A cozy and hospitable establishment…

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