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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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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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…

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preparation of sauces

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 is popular with Florentines, who rush in the morning in the “Chiaroscuro Firenze” for a cup of espresso, and in the late afternoon – on an aperitif with snacks. Travelers strolling through the historic center relax here with a cup of tea or chocolate with delicious desserts.

The coffee in “Chiaroscuro Firenze” is excellent – it is delivered to Florence from different parts of the world and roasted on the spot, creating unique aromatic coffee blends. If an aromatic drink from a branded mixture impresses you, you can buy a can of freshly roasted coffee. Continue reading

Forms and types of pasta (part 3)

Tubini – Tubini. Pasta in the form of simple tubes of medium size. It is distinguished by the possibility of cooking using quick frying. Vermicelli – Vermicelli. Translated from Italian, “Vermicelli” means “worms.” In appearance, similar to classic spaghetti, but thinner and shorter. Served with light sauces. Ziti – Ziti. Paste in the form of short tubes, curved by an arc. Similar to elbow macaroni, but longer and wider. Use in casseroles and salads with thick sauces. Cooking Even the highest quality pasta needs to be able to cook properly. The most popular option for cooking pasta in the world is considered to be cooking to the state of “al dente”, which means “by tooth”. At the same time, the middle of the paste retains a small hardness. One of the secrets of cooking is the use of large volumes of dishes. This helps keep the pasta from sticking together. Some housewives for this purpose add olive oil to the water. However, the Italian chef will never do so, due to the deterioration in the interaction of the surface of the paste with the sauce. 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…

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Review of roman restaurant La Viletta
La Viletta restaurant, which is a trattoria-pizzeria, we discovered by chance in early April while walking around the Roman district of Trastevere with our guests from South Africa, Chibon and…

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Restaurant Adhok
Italy, Rome, Via di Ripetta, 43 00186 Roma, Italy SHOW ON MAP Average bill: 50-100 $ (per person) Type of cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean + (39 06) 323 30 40ww.ristoranteadhoc.com Mon-Sun…

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Italian pasta - pasta types, recipes, appearance (part 1)
The story of the appearance According to one legend, the Venetian merchant Marco Polo brought pasta to Europe from his trip to China, but historians have denied this version. Researchers…

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