Italian Food

Mortadella di Bologna
Sunday, September 28TH, 2014 by
  Cubes of mortadella are a great starter/appetizer   You may have seen it at the supermarket, packed in individual slices next to the other pre-packaged baloney products. Sadly this is what most Americans think of when they hear the word mortadella. However real Italian...
Italian Regional Food: the Centre
Friday, September 19TH, 2014 by
See also:  Southern Italy Regional Food Northern Italy Regional Food Regional food: Introduction   Much of what the rest of the world considers Italian food hails from the central regions of Italy. Velvety smooth olive oils, world-famous cheeses, savory cured meats and rich...
Italian Regional Food: the South
Friday, September 19TH, 2014 by
Italian Regional Specialties: The South Northern Italy Regional Food Central Italy Regional Food Regional Food: Introduction   Italian food per region   From the Pizza of Naples to the countless types of dried and fresh pasta, the food of the south is the soul of Italy....
Italian Regional Food: the North
Thursday, September 18TH, 2014 by
  Risotto with wild mushrooms   First-time travelers to Italy may be surprised on finding such a diversity of regional food. Unlike your typical Italian restaurant in the States, Italian food has much more variety than spaghetti and meatballs or Eggplant Parmesan. Even though you...
How to cook Pizza at Home
Saturday, September 13TH, 2014 by
  Pizza dough (same as bread dough):   Prepare the dough by mixing together (with the aid of a bread a machine or a mixer) 1 and ½ cup of warm water 1 and ½ tea spoon of salt 1 and ½ tea spoon of yeast 3 cups of flour   Wait about 6 hours to rise and you have your...
A Guide to Some of Italy's Greatest Cheeses
Monday, September 08TH, 2014 by
Aged delicatessen cheeses   Italian cheeses part II Italian cheeses part III     Asiago To Ricotta   Where would world's cuisine be without the luxurious and decadent cheeses of Italy? It has to be admitted that the world relies heavily on the...
History of Ice Cream in Italy
Friday, July 04TH, 2014 by
  gelato - ice cream     A common belief is that Marco Polo brought ice cream back to Italy from his adventures in China. However, just like the story of his introduction of pasta to the country, there are problems with this story: if it is generally assumed that both...
The Mediterranean Diet
Saturday, June 14TH, 2014 by
The Mediterranean Diet and its Many Healthy Aspects Olive oil Italian cuisine is a mediterranean type of cuisine. This article will give you some information about the basics of healthy Mediterranean cooking, as well as provide a comparison with a typical American diet. Before...
Mediterranean Diet Part II
Saturday, June 14TH, 2014 by
The History of the Mediterranean Diet   The Mediterranean diet is a nutritional model inspired by the traditional heating habits of three European and one North African country: Italy, Greece, Spain and Morocco. In 2008 Italy presented an official request to UNESCO to introduce the...
Bread and Italy, A Perfect Pair
Saturday, June 07TH, 2014 by
Flower for making bread     Although pizza, spaghetti and other pastas are normally associated with Italy, bread plays an extremely large role in the diets of most Italians. There is rarely a meal served in Italy where bread is not included. Italy and the word "bread" just seem to...

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