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Italian Food
Wednesday, March 12TH, 2014 by admin
Italian Food and Wine   Italian food Italy is famous for its food as much as it is for its huge artistic and historical assets and for the fashion industry. If you want to get straight to work, check out our delicious Italian recipes, please take a look at our Italian food recipes database. In truth, food is one of the cornerstones of Italian culture and even if times are changing and life is more and more frenetic, Italians still find a great pleasure in sitting at a table, at home or  at the restaurant and share a good meal together. Italians love discovering new foods and new ways of...
  The use of herbs is so steeped in lore and legend, and the microwave oven so modern, that you would hardly think they complemented each other. Yet they do, and the microwave can be your best friend when it comes to drying and using herbs. Drying herbs in a microwave is easy, but you need to make a few preparations first, just as you do with any drying method. First, pick your herbs when the morning dew has dried, and pick only those herbs that look fresh and clean. If there are still some dead leaves or browned patches, remove them when you get indoors. Check the plant carefully for bugs...
Famous Italian Cookbooks
Wednesday, February 26TH, 2014 by ancos
Italians are passionate about their food, and this love for all things scrumptious and delicious has permeated other cultures. Now many people wonder how to get their hands on original recipes of their favorite Italian dishes. The first problem is that there are no original recipes, because every region, city, and even family in Italy has their own version of popular dishes. Worse still for those looking for written recipes, Italians tend to pass theirs down by teaching and word of mouth. Most Italians will tell you that it is impossible to faithfully follow a recipe, instead you have to...
How to Cook Pasta the Italian Way
Friday, January 31TH, 2014 by admin
         Pasta and pizza are the most iconic of all Italian foods. You all probably have heard spaghetti alla carbonara, or alla Bolognese, two of the most popular pasta recipes in the world (although we don't eat spaghetti with Bolognese sauce in Italy, we rather use tagliatelle or fettuccine. And we actually call "bolognese sauce" ragù!)   Spaghetti, the Italian way   I don’t have to tell you why pasta is good for your health. Nor why any kind of food, if consumed in excessive quantities is, on the other hand, not healthy at all. All you need to know from me is that pasta is quick...
History of pasta
Thursday, January 30TH, 2014 by admin
Nothing says Italy like its food, and nothing says Italian food like pasta. Wherever Italians immigrated they have brought their pasta along,  so much so today it can be considered a staple of international cuisine. Unlike other ubiquitous Italian products like pizza and tomato sauce, which have a fairly recent history, pasta may have a much older pedigree, going back hundreds -if not thousands- of years. Unravelling the long and often complex history of this dish we have to look at its origins and some of the myths surrounding it.    19th century Maccaronaro selling pasta.   Many...
The Slow Food Movement: how the Piemontese's love of food took over the world.
Friday, September 28TH, 2012 by Francesca Bezzone
The Slow Food Movement: how the Piemontese's Love of Food Conquered the World   Since the 1980's, fast food joints and burger bars have become part of many italian cities' urban landscape: the golden double arch of Mc Donald's can be spotted all over the country, and kids and teenagers love it. Truth is, however, Italians in general still have lukewarm feelings towards the whole "fast food" concept. We are a nation of food lovers, a nation that considers eating a social moment and cooking a form of art, the expression of a culture we are still proud to show to the world, in spite...
Italy, Italians and foreign food
Friday, May 25TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
  Italy, Italians and foreign food   When it comes to food, Italians are proud of their roots. They would unlikely renounce to their typical dishes and favor them above all other types of food. Their devotion to Italian cuisine also includes the way and style of cooking typical of the Mediterranean diet, famously based on olive oil, fresh vegetables and fragrant herbs.  When it comes to the crunch,  Italians can be quite reluctant to eat foreign food, especially ethnic, spicy dishes, with atypical ingredients and flavors.   Statistics say four Italians out of ten have never been to a...
Seals and Classifications for Italian Food
Tuesday, April 05TH, 2011 by ancos
How to Safe Guard Against Food Forgery Italy is a country rich in cultural heritage and history. The country protects its majestic monuments and important buildings and must also move to preserve something else: its food and wine. Italian food products and its wines are renowned the world over, and many often attempt to imitate them. Forgery is a serious crime that affects many types of Italian products (designer handbags are just one), but Italian food and wine just may be the most frequent victims of this type of fraud. Abroad, authentic Italian food is often replaced with imitations...
Best Olive oil in the US ?
Friday, March 25TH, 2011 by ancos
Study Shows That U.S. Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Actually Be Better Than Some Italian Brands The ancient Greek poet Homer once referred to olive oil as "liquid gold," not surprising considering that it has been a staple of the Mediterranean diet for centuries. In the last decade or so, using olive oil instead of other types of oil and butter has become increasingly popular across the globe, including in the United States. The reasons for this rise in popularity are many: foremost is the fact that olive oil is far healthier than other types of vegetable and hydrogenated oils, butter, and...

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