Italy – Bruschetta

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Bruschetta is basically a starter dish which in Italy is called antipasto. It consists of grilled bread on which tomatoes are added along with some basil. The researchers claim its origin is either from Lazio or Tuscany. These both are cities in Italy. This dish is also reported to have been made first during the Ancient Rome. There are some fun facts and variations to the dish.

Italy – Panna Cotta

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Panna Cotta is a dessert made by boiling heavy cream and adding stuff like sugar, vanilla extract and gelatin. The best thing about this dessert is that it can be made with any flavor so there are thousands of its variations and another good factor about it is that it goes well with everything. Panna Cotta is an Italian word which when translated into English means "Cooked Cream". Panna Cotta is said to be originated in the region of Piedmont which is near the border of France. It is said that there has been no signs of Panna cotta before 1960's and, it was after the 2000's in 2001 it was listed in the traditional foods of its region. There are many similar dishes like Panna Cotta.

Italy – Pizza

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Each country has its own specialty for making pizza that is why it is so popular. There are more than 3000 variations throughout the whole world. The word Pizza came into light first in the 10th century and it was found in a Latin manuscript in the town Gaeta in Lazio Italy. However this version of Pizza was not the one which we are used to eating nowadays. The modern day pizza was created in Naples in the 18th century.

Italy – Gelato

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If you ask an Italian what his/her favorite dessert is they will all say one name only "Gelato". Gelato is a frozen dessert which is made with the combination of milk, cream and sugar. In Italy it can be easily found everywhere. It is a great family dessert and a great way to finish of the dining. Gelato is an Italian word which literally means "frozen" just like its texture and its flavor. It may look like an normal ice cream but it is not. Gelato originated in Sicily in the 16th century. The first gelato was made by Bernardo Buontalenti who was a native of Florence. Gelato is considered a prize in all of Italy and it is loved to the core.

Italy – Saltimbocca

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Saltimbocca is an Italian classic dish which is basically chicken and prosciutto wrapped together and then cooked in a sauce of wine and garlic. Saltimbocca is an Italian word and its meaning in English is "jump to the mouth". The origin of Saltimbocca is quite a mystery. This dish is one of the best looking dish as well and really if you want to spend your money well you should try this.

Italy – Tiramisu

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Tiramisu is said to be the best dessert in all of Italy because of its beautiful textures and remarkable taste which sets the tone for the people. It is easy to make at home and more easy to enjoy afterwards. This dish is said to be made first in 1960 in the region of Veneto, a region in the North of Italy and has many cities inside it. Tiramisu is an Italian word which means "pick me up" or "cheer me up". It is served at the end of the meal and is a way of cheering people up through its taste.

Spain – Paela De Marisco

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Paela means Frying Pan and De Marisco means Seafood. In the 10th Century the production of rice in Spain was starting to increase more and more and people in that times usually add fish in the rice to make a dish. A Spanish food historian said about this dish that this dish " symbolizes the union and heritage of two important cultures, the first one Romans which gave us the utensil and the second Arabs which brought the basic food of humanity to all parts of the world. It is considered to be the national dish of Spain.

USA, Germany – Potato Salad

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Potato Salad is a special type of dish made from potatoes which are boiled and a combination of other ingredients. Many office workers in Germany and other European countries take Potatoes salad for their lunch in the lunch box. It is originated from Germany but this dish also known as American-style Potato Salad. It has many verities and variants.

France – Crispy Potato Puffs

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Potato puff is a special dish famous in France. This dish is a type of Orleans food dish. Potato Puffs means a fried Potato that is crispy and delicious in taste. In the French language, this snack is also known as “Pommes de Terre soufflés”. It is invented in the 18th century by the French chef Jean-Louis-Francois Collinet.

Serbia – Karadjordje’s steak

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A favorite in Serbia and around the world. Karadjordje's steak, or popularly "maiden's dream", is a dish that was created spontaneously but managed to win many hearts. There are several variations in the preparation of Karadjord's steak. Here's one of them!