The first thing that comes to the mind of many upon the mention of savory and tantalizing cuisines is Italian food. The fascination brought forth by the Italian food in the modern world begun many years back, but was highly popularized during and after World War II. It’s during this time that it became a favorite of many throughout Europe before spreading to the rest of the world. The cuisine which is characterized by its intensely rich aromatic, fresh and spicy ingredients is purposely driven to make one keep eating more and more.
Though there are loads of Italian restaurants in different parts of the world that serve the finest of Italian foods, these foods can as well be enjoyed in Italian and other households, as the best of Italian recipes are actually passed down from one generation to another. On top of Italy’s most famous foods are pasta, pizza, fish and sausages. There however are loads of other foods that Italy is known for, and are worth trying.
Each region in Italy has its own unique foods that are a favorite of her people. For instance, Bolognese sauces, Parmesan cheese, lasagna, dry-cured hams, mortadella and stuffed pasta are highly common within the Northern parts of Italy while meats, unsalted and white beans are a favorite among the residents of Tuscan. The very spicy Italian salami is on the other hand popular in Caldaria while mozzarella cheese and pizzas are a favorite of the people of Naples.
Some of the Italian foods have somehow been influenced by other cultures. The Sicilian cuisine has for instance been highly influenced by the Arabian culture as it uses lemon and pistachio during its preparation. Other well known delicacies from Italy include pesto, Brescia, truffles, rye breads, pork fillet and smoked bacon among others. What makes Italian foods unique and exceptional is there being a variety of ways to prepare them. This is highly determined by the expected end taste that the chef is looking for.
In addition to this, the foods are served differently, and with style. Basically, each course is aimed at building on to the taste of the last course. Serving always starts with appetizers. Examples of these include cinzano, byrrh, campari, vermouth and suze. Appetizers can be served either when cold or hot. The second course mainly includes the meats and with the third course/dessert including coffees, cakes, cookies or ice creams.
Anyone, including you can easily bring Italy into your kitchen. What makes the Italian foods highly special is their exquisiteness in terms of being very experimental, but most importantly is that, they are very experimental.
Moreover, they are satisfying, bold, textural, rich and are able to embrace different flavors so as to come up with one distinct and irresistible flavor.