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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...
How NOT To Cook Pasta
Wednesday, January 01TH, 2014 by ancos
What follows is a gallery of culinary horrors: pasta dishes gone horribly wrong. They may look good, even tasty to you, but believe me, no true Italian would ever prepare, or even eat, a dish of pasta like the ones you are going to see.   Sauce on top   Cooking pasta is quite simple. We already gave you the step by step guide to cooking true Italian pasta. The basic caveat and most common error is this: you do not cook pasta, serve it  and then pour sauce over it. No. You don't. What you want to do is mixing and stirring pasta and sauce together while they cook. This is not only a...
Easter
Tuesday, July 17TH, 2012 by Anna De Filippo
Easter: the most famous dishes you cannot miss in Italy. The famous Italian saying "paese che vai usanza che trovi", "wherever you go, you'll find different customs" could be also applied to cooking, especially around important holidays such as Easter: indeed, every region has different dishes that are considered typical, just as it happens for Christmas. Again, culinary Italy is divided by habits, but always unified by its delicious dishes! Although some of the dishes you may find on a typical Italian table on Easter sunday are regional and local, there are, nevertheless, some which we can...
Cooking Italian Style
Saturday, January 08TH, 2011 by admin
Cooking Italian Style Potatoes in the oven with Rosemary Italian cooking is all about fresh ingredients, locally grown and prepared simply.   From risotto and polenta, to pasta, gnocchi and of course, pizza, it always seems to taste so much better when in Italy. Albeit big distribution, supermarket and foreign markets make available fresh ingredients all year long, Italians know that a given food tastes great only in its season. Think about the elusive artichoke.   In this section you will learn the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine: how make your own pizza or cook your pasta the...
Traditional Carnia Cuisine
Wednesday, January 27TH, 2010 by gorizia63
The waters of Lago Cavazzo in the Carnia region of Friuli Do you know where Carnia is in Friuli? The mountainous territory of Carnia is the part of Friuli which stands astride the border between Austria and Slovenia. Due to its anguished history, often marked by the extreme poverty of my people, Friuli is extremely attached to its land. The Friulian people over the last centuries have therefore learnt what the land has to offer and to use it in the best possible way. Luckily the land’s characteristics have allowed for a variety of products, which time and experience have transformed into...
Milan's Best Restaurants
Monday, November 30TH, 2009 by admin
Milan's best restaurants Milan in Italy is known for a lot of things. Thousands of tourists visit Milan each year to visit the numerous attractions in the city, to see the beautiful Piazzas, the ancient churches and cathedrals and to enjoy its marvelous cuisine. Known as the fashion capital of Italy, Milan is also a city that has plenty of good places to eat. The restaurants in Milan are over-the-top as well as simple and rustic. There are so many places to dine out in the city that most visitors get confused with the number of choices they have. Given below is the list of the best places...
Top 10 Restaurants in Florence
Thursday, November 12TH, 2009 by ancos
Bistecca alla Fiorentina Florence has plenty of excellent places where you can get to taste some of the best varieties of both local and international cuisine. Along with the numerous food chains and fast food restaurants, there is plenty of dining choices for travelers in Florence, where they can relish some of the delicious foods in some of the best dining rooms. There are plenty of dining options available in Florence, Italy. You can enjoy early morning breakfasts at some of the best cafes along with a cup of freshly brewed hot drink of your choice. You can find good choice of...
Best Restaurants in Rome
Wednesday, August 27TH, 2008 by admin
Tables outside a restaurant in Rome BEST FASHIONABLE/TRENDY RESTAURANTS: MET Located in the area of Ponte Milvio (Milvian Bridge ) is a crossroads of styles and trends and a hotspot for the trendsetters and jet set of Rome. MET alternates three colors, white, black and dark tones of brown tables with a minimalist design philosophy. The menu at MET deliberately offers a wide range of choice to meet the different tastes of its trendy clientele. The Ponte Milvio itself has become a meeting point for young lovers thanks to the phenomenon of "Love Locks." Couples lock a padlock on the...
Home-Cooked Meals
Tuesday, August 26TH, 2008 by admin
All Italians remember fondly the delicious, comforting dishes of childhood cooked by their mothers, grandmothers, or other relatives. Today restaurant food has become overly processed and bland, and it's hard to find those soothing dishes we grew up with unless we have learned to cook ourselves. The Association for the Guardianship and Protection of the Traditional Culinary-Gastronomic Heritage of Italy is trying to revive interest in the home cooking of traditional housewives by creating a project called "Home Food." Aided by a University of Bologna professor, Egeria Di Nallo, the Home...

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