BlogoItaliano continues a series of articles about Italian cuisine, and this time in the focus of our attention its regional features. In the first part of the Culinary Guide, we talked about the taste traditions of Northern Italy. Now, continuing what we started, we’ll talk about the culinary traditions of Central and “Lower” Italy, and the cuisine in these regions, as you know, is rich in old recipes, rich in Mediterranean dishes and diverse.
Traditional dishes of Central Italy
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The cuisine of Tuscany is delicious bread and meat delicacies, unsurpassed wine and olive oil, which are prepared according to ancient traditions. Continue reading
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 souvenirs. When the question arises of what to bring from Italy, one of the interesting ideas may be alcohol, which is often sold in designer packaging or in the form of gift sets.
Among the many degrees containing drinks, Italian alcohol occupies a special place. In this industry, the country was glorified by exquisite wines, liqueurs and vermouth, which have gained worldwide recognition due to their taste and a stable image.
The symbol of the country is grappa. This drink was known to the ancient Romans, and the official name “grappa” began to be used since 1876. Continue reading
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 amazing country. Let the first article of the future Italian cycle be about the traditional dish of sunny Italy. What is it, classic Italian pizza?
The answer at first glance is simple – a yeast dough cake, tomatoes, cheese and olive oil are taken.
In fact, a pizza recipe has been formed over hundreds of years. Almost 6 thousand years have passed since the invention of the furnace and the principle of dough leaven. In 1570, the word mozzarella was first used in the book of recipes of the papal court as the name for cheese made from buffalo milk. And after the discovery of America, the conquistadors brought the first tomatoes to Europe. But it was not until the 17th century that special chefs called pizza makers began to cook and sell pizza. Continue reading