Italian Food and Wine
Italy is famous for its food as much as for its huge artistic and historical assets and for the fashion industry. To check our recipes please check also our Italian food recipes database.
Actually 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, in an home or restaurant and sharing a good meal together.
Italians love discovering new foods and new way of preparing familiar dishes. Every year there's more and more interest in the traditional cuisine of the various regions and in biological, environment friendly foods.
Italian food for Italians is a reason of pride. You can recognize Italians abroad for their longing of typical dishes, pasta over every other. And you can see how dishearten they are when they try pasta outside Italy. Some upper class foreign restaurants have managed to master almost all the typical Italian dishes, but pasta still eludes them.
Italians enjoy a good meal whenever they can, and, their traditional agricultural roots now forgotten, they don't care if the required ingredients are off season, like summer vegetables or fruits in the middle of winter, something that just a few decades ago was impossible.
Our Food and Wine section has everything you need to dine Italian style: modern and traditional recipes, regional dishes and articles about the culture and history of Italian food.
Italian food in Italy is very healthy , Mediterranean diet, rich of fruit and vegetable is one of the best diet