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The Importance of Good Olive Oil When Cooking

The use of cooking olive oil for cooking in Mediterranean societies dates far back in time and is a crucial component in their diet. Olive oil is mainly in making salads, preparing fish, and pasta. Extra-virgin olive oil comes with lots of health benefits including added life expectancies as evidenced by the people of the Mediterranean region. It's only just now that people are beginning to appreciate the numerous benefits of olive oil to our bodies. Below are some of the health benefits of olive oil to us. 1. Acts as an antioxidants Olive oils contain Vitamin E, phenolic compounds,...

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Italian Cheese

In ancient times, the Roman developed the art if making cheese from the skills they had earlier learnt. Having understood that diverse treatment and cure had flavored their cheese, they developed an aging process, making cheese processing of more  complex flavors. The Caseale, which is also known as the Cheese Kitchen was invented by the Romans, as a place to carry out their expertise on cheese making (a home). It is also worthy and important to know that cheese smoking process also began from ancient Romans and spread across Europe. Although many countries had since then contributed to the cheese...

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Best Italian wines

Although citizens of the United States of America had been brought up from childhood with the knowledge and a belief of the food selection of their country, so also is the Italian folks. When you talk of  wine, then talk Italy!. Italy is known as the abode of myriad wine styles. Wines like Venica Ronco delle come, Zenato Amarone Della, etc.are just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to Italian wines. My major focus in this article will be on the best Italian wine, and when I say beat, I mean the 'best of the best"!. Villa Raiano...

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Italian Recipes Of Various Region In Italy

Italian dishes are so diverse that it is difficult to wrap your hands around all of them. This is because the country is rich in agriculture and cultivates a lot of foods in its different region. Every region has a distinct predominant food crop hence the difference in dishes across all the regions in Italy. Apart from pasta and tomato sauce, which is a common meal across Italy, it is difficult to find the same cuisine in two different regions. So let's take a look at some of the dishes you will find in the different regions of Italy. Food...

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5 Easy Pasta Recipes

Pasta is an Italian food made from unleavened dough of durum wheat flour mixed with eggs or water and formed into various shapes, then baked or boiled. Pasta is very common all over the world, it’s very popular in many cultures most well known by Italians! The common forms of pasta include long shapes, short shapes, tubes, flat shapes and sheets, miniature soup shapes, stuffed and specialty shapes. Pasta dishes may be served as a first-course meal because its portion sizes are small and simple. It is prepared for light lunches as salads or large portion sizes for dinner. GNOCCHI...

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Why Fresh Ingredients are so Important in Italian Cooking

Why Fresh Ingredients are so Important in Italian Cooking

Arguably the most important aspect of Italian cooking is the use of fresh ingredients. Italian cooks know how to harness the natural bounty of their country to create dishes that satisfy the eyes, the tastebuds and the belly. The success of an Italian dish all depends on the superior taste brought to the table by crisp, high-quality culinary components. Therefore Italian cooks are more likely to prioritise flavour over cost, and will go for the better option rather than the most purse-friendly. Freshness is an influential part of Italian cooking and it goes a long way towards producing that classic...

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How to Make Wine

Theoretically, winemaking is straightforward; grape juice in an environment that allows fermentation after coming into contact with the yeast. The process, however, has become a little bit more sophisticated with environmentally controlled techniques during its production, rendering it both as an art and science. Winemaking can be done at home due to the ease of the process. The best time to try out winemaking is in early autumn when grapes all over are maturing in vineyards and backyard gardens. Wine is made from an array of grape varieties, but the general methods, apparatus, and ingredients are the same. Below are...

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How to Make Pizza Dough

Pizza is a popular meal for many people around the world. Most of us prefer to order their pizza rather than prepare it themselves. But think about this, wouldn’t it be fun to be able to make your pizza right from the comfort of your kitchen? Besides, it's quite an easy undertaking. Also, it’s fun to bake your pizza and have it at home rather than having to order and wait for the delivery person. Making a freshly baked pizza is interesting because you’ll get to prepare as many of them as you'd like while concurrently saving a few bucks....

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The Best Toppings for Your Pizza

It is an issue that has for a long time set tongues wagging. Families fight endlessly over it, and yet there seems not be an end to the matter. We can perhaps blame it on individual preferences. But what’s the best pizza topping? In this article, we will explore some of the best pizza toppings available to us. Mushrooms Perfectly cooked mushrooms are a favourite pizza topping for most people, more so when their pizza is cooked with garlic and butter, with red onions as an accompaniment. It’s a mouth-watering combo and one to die for. Pineapples Pineapples add a...

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The Best Italian Restaurants in The United States

Here are some of the best Italian restaurants in the United States. There are so many to choose from, and perhaps you already have a favourite, if not check out one of these great ones and let us know what you think! Acquerello – San Francisco, CA Located in a former chapel, this Italian restaurant offers a classic intimate setting to enjoy great Italian dishes. They have successfully mastered the art of providing guests with a modern interpretation of favourite Italian cuisines making them one of the best restaurants in the United States. From prix-fixe menus to seasonal tasting menus,...

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