WE LOVE SPAGHETTI, PIZZA AND CAFFE’
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.
Italian 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.
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.
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.
They 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.
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.
From la Dolce Vita
1 They Put Ice Cream IN Their Coffee
Making Fresh Pasta Isn’t Reserved For Special Occasions
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3 They Created Burrata
4 Olive Oil Runs Through Their Veins
5 They Don’t Mess Around With Freeze-Dried Parmesean
6 They Put Their Leftover Risotto To Good Use
7 Spending 3-4 Hours To Make A Ragu Is A Totally Respectable Way To Spend Your Time
8 All Pizzas Are Personal Pizzas
9 Eating Multiple Courses Is The Norm
10 Their Wine Flows Like The Mississippi
11 In Italy, It’s Customary For People To Want To Feed You
13 They Understand The Greatness Of Artichokes
14 This Is Breakfast
15 Eating Is A National Pastime
source La DOCE VITA
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