Last Updated on April 6, 2021 by Helga Dosa
Italian cooking is all about fresh ingredients, locally grown and prepared simply. There’s a reason why we all love to eat as much as we can in Italy. The simplicity is perfection, and this is the most important to learn and accept if you want to start cooking in Italian style.
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 to make your own pizza or cook your pasta the Italian way, and many other secrets. You can find on our website many different Italian recipes and guides to cooking pasta and other dishes. The secret of the nonni and nonne, to cook the Italian way like the grandmothers, and much more!
Of course, nothing beats using the right ingredients. That’s why we will dispel some popular misconception about Italian cuisine (no, we don’t use salad dressing, even if the can says original Italian) and we’ll try to suggest alternatives to those ingredients that are difficult to find outside Italy.
We will also give you a bit of touristic advice and point a few of what we consider the best restaurants in the main Italian cities. Just hit the search button and type in anything that you’re interested in about cooking Italian style. Pretty sure you’ll find anything that might interest you! We love our traditional Italian cooking, and we want to share it with you!