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Things That Are a Big NO on an Italian Restaurant – Pt. 2

After knowing the dishes popularly assumed to be "Italian food" in America and discovering that t so-called "Italian" meals such as the Caesar salad, the fettuccine Alfredo, are actually unknown in Italy, you still have a world to discover about the interpretations of Italian cuisine abroad, but now nothing surprises an experienced foodie, so keep reading to not be ashamed when you visit a truly Italian restaurant and don't let this ruin the experience. What Not to do When You Are Going to Eat in Italy The list of friendly advice keeps going, this is just a short guide for...

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Things That Are a Big NO-NO on an Italian Restaurant – Pt. 1

Are you going to travel to Italy and want to try the "typical Italian food"? Are you sure you know what "that" even means? Anyone can talk about the typical dishes of Italian cuisine until exhaustion and never reach a medium point. Now, keep reading and you will see what to do before venturing into a restaurant and eating in Italy... What Not to do When Going to Eat in Italy if You Don't Want to Look (More) Foreigner You're already in Italy, finally entered a restaurant and now the hardest part comes, understanding what to do so you don’t...

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Facts You Should Know About Italian Cuisine

Italian food is one of the best known, imitated and loved in the world. Its flavors and textures take you to a state of ecstasy difficult to ignore, it does not matter if it is in its sweet or salty presentations; or if we talk about the famous pizza, now a world heritage. For you to know it better: Here we leave you with these curious facts about Italian food! There are more than 600 varieties of pasta, from various sizes of spaghetti to stuffed ravioli, penne or tubes, flat fettuccine long noodles and curly spirali, there is a form...

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Fresh Herbs to Use in Italian Cooking

There are several different types of herbs that can be used for cooking in general. Some of these herbs are also excellent choices for use in Italian cooking. Herbs can provide flavor and often have added health benefits, so it is always a good idea to consider adding herbs, no matter what Italian dish you may be preparing. Herbs are, in fact, an essential part of Italian cooking, with many recipes calling for herbs to be added in. The More Popular Herbs Some of the most popular herbs used in Italian cooking include rosemary, parsley, oregano, basil, bay leaves, thyme...

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Delicious Italian Pastries to Try

Most people know that Italian food and dishes are absolutely delicious, and this includes their pastries. While many people think of pizza and pasta when they think of Italy, they often overlook the many delicious pastries that this country has to offer. Next time you are looking for an Italian treat, try one of these delicious pastries - you won't be disappointed. Cannoli [caption id="attachment_143" align="alignright" width="198"] Cannoli[/caption] One pastry that many people may have already heard of is the cannoli. This delicious delicacy consists of a tube-shaped shell made of pastry dough that surrounds some type of filling which...

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Top Wineries to Visit While in Italy

If there’s one thing Italy is known for its their wines. Well let’s be honest Italy is known for a lot of great culinary things, the great pizza, the amazing pasta, the delicious cheese on top of it all. But what is the one thing that you can pair with all that great Italian food. A sure Italian wine of course. If you are planning a trip to Italy soon you must take a moment to visit the wine regions in the north. You will not be disappointed when you try the delicious Italian wines and see how they are...

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Top Spots In Italy For The Foodie

Italy is known as one of the world capitals of food. The popularity of the Italian food is so big that you can find a restaurant that serves traditional Italian food almost everywhere in the world. The cuisine here managed to expand all over the world and gave us some of the best dishes like pasta or cannelloni and of course parmesan cheese! The food tradition and culture in Italy is very big and there are many places yet to be discovered by your inner foodie. Italy is full of good restaurants and therefore it may prove challenging at first...

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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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