Why The Italian food is the BEST!


Italian cuisine (Italian: cucina italiana [kuˈtʃiːna itaˈljaːna]) has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.2016-05-20 17.04.54_resized

Significant changes occurred with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, now central to the cuisine but not introduced in quantity until the 18th century.


2016-05-19 22.05.39_resized_2Italian cuisine is noted for its regional diversity, abundance of difference in taste, and it is probably the most popular in the world, with influences abroad.

Italian cuisine is characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only four to eight ingredients.

2016-05-19 22.07.30_resized_2 Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Ingredients and dishes vary by region. Many dishes that were once regional, however, have proliferated with variations throughout the country.

Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, with many variations and Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) (regulated appellation) laws. Coffee, specifically espresso, has become important in Italian cuisine.2016-05-19 22.00.43_resized

As much as we love our spaghetti & meatballs and fettucini Alfredo, we would gladly give them up for an authentic meal in Italy any day. This hot-blooded country serves up plate after plate of simple, well-rounded pasta dishes.

2016-05-18 19.29.21_resizedThey are masters with the eggplant. And they have blessed us all with the greatest way to use lady fingers: tiramisu. But it’s not just the actual food that makes Italy a food-lover’s paradise. It’s the way they think about their food that sets them apart from the rest.

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In Italy, the coffee is hot and to the point, the mozzarella is fresh and the people eat with gusto. Clearly, Italians are just better at life than the rest of us. And that’s just the short list. Read on for the 15 reasons that the rest of us should take notes on how to live from the Italians — or why we should all just up and move to Italy.



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From la Dolce Vita

1 They Put Ice Cream IN Their Coffee

It’s like adding cream and sugar, but a lot more fun. This beautiful coffee drink is called an affogato.

Making Fresh Pasta Isn’t Reserved For Special Occasions

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It’s a way of life.

3 They Created Burrata


It’s like buffalo mozzarella, only SO MUCH BETTER because it has the wonderful addition of cream.

4 Olive Oil Runs Through Their Veins


The average Italian consumes about 14 liters of olive oil a year.

5 They Don’t Mess Around With Freeze-Dried Parmesean


They use the real deal, and they make it in these enormous wheels.

6 They Put Their Leftover Risotto To Good Use


They shape it into a ball, stuff it with ragu, bread it and throw it in the deep fryer. It’s called arancini and it’s almost better than risotto. We commend them for their resourcefulness and respect their ability to fry just about anything.

7 Spending 3-4 Hours To Make A Ragu Is A Totally Respectable Way To Spend Your Time


They have their priorities straight.

8 All Pizzas Are Personal Pizzas


Which means you don’t have to share — ever.

9 Eating Multiple Courses Is The Norm


Why settle for one course when you can have three? While this tradition is fizzling out, Italians were known for their long elaborate lunches consisting of apertif, antipasto, first plate, second plate, salad, cheese, dessert, coffee and a digestif. It still happens on special occasions and should be experienced at least once in your lifetime.

10 Their Wine Flows Like The Mississippi


Since Italy is the NUMBER ONE producer of wine in the world, it’s only natural that they aren’t stingy with it.

11 In Italy, It’s Customary For People To Want To Feed You


It’s a way express courtesy, and you should always say yes. Not to be nice, but because if you refuse you’ll be missing out on the best meal of your life.



With a history dating back four centuries, it’s no wonder that Italian gelato is so masterfully created.

13 They Understand The Greatness Of Artichokes


Not only do they fry them beautifully, but they’ve turned them into an liqueur known as Cynar that is enjoyed as a digestif aperitif.

14 This Is Breakfast


Italians don’t eat a big meal for breakfast. They usually have a cappuccino with a sweet pastry. While that might not sound like a great thing to all of you out there who want your eggs with bacon and toast in the morning, it is, and we’ll tell you why: it means you have a lot more room for a multi-course lunch.

15 Eating Is A National Pastime

source La DOCE VITA


Italian Recipe . Original recipe from old lady. traditional and genuine ingredients.


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6 thoughts on “Why The Italian food is the BEST!”

  1. I didn’t know that Italians eat multiple courses. I spent some time in Europe, but wasn’t able to make it to Italy. Now all I want is real Italian food though! I think I’ll take my boyfriend out this week for a nice, multiple course meal. Thanks for the info.


  2. It’s easy to see why Italian food is amazing after reading this post. I’ve always loved a good risotto, so it’s good to see that Italian cooking puts them to good use. Shaping leftover rosotto into a ball that’s stuffed with ragu and deep fried is a genius idea. I didn’t know that this was called arancini. Now that I know about this, I might try asking about arancini when I’m in the mood for Italian food.


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