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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Pizzeria Calvino in Trapani in Sicily
On the third day of our stay in Sicily, Mario and Antonella invited us to a pizzeria. I personally really looked forward to this evening, because I was eager to…

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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…

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Italian immigrants

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 II - Central and Southern Italy
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…

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Where to eat tasty and cheap in Rome - my favorite restaurants
One of the most popular questions asked by our guides during excursions: Where to eat tasty and inexpensive in Rome? Where do the Italians themselves go? Do not recommend tourist…

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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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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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