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 – 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 – Panzanella (Bread and Tomato Salad)

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Panzanella is considered to be a very important dish as it is about 500 years old. The original idea was to give people something they can easily afford for the whole week with minimum ingredients. Panzanella is an Italian word and consists of two meanings separately. This dish is considered to be originated in Tuscany Italy.

Italy – Bistecca Alla Fiorentina

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Bistecca Alla Fiorentina is a special Tuscan T- bone steak whose meat is gathered from a special breed of cow known as Chianina cow. The beauty of this steak is its appearance as it attracts people towards it. It is more like a celebratory dish as it has a quite bit of history behind it. The first Bistecca steak was made in the year 1565 during the celebrations in the honor of San Lorenzo at the time of the Medici. Fiorentina steak is one of the best steaks in the world in terms of flavor and also the outcome after cooking it.

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 – Sweet Dessert Tiramisu

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Special Tiramisu is the type of sweet dessert, which is famous all across the world. The word Tiramisu means soft spongy-like cake. The name Tiramisu comes from Italy which means ‘pick me up'. It is originated from the place of Veneto, Italy by a chef named Robert Linguanotto, the owner of the restaurant “Le Beccherie”.

Italy – Arancini

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Arancini is an Italian classic dish which is basically rice balls stuffed with ingredients like meat and cheese. Arancini came into existence in the 10th century in the city of Sicily. It is also regarded as the "Sicily's cuisine". Arancini is an Italian word whose meaning is "little orange". It has a small history but it is loved everywhere.

Italy – Risotto

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Risotto is an Italian classis dish which is basically rice cooked in broth until it reaches a creamy state. Risotto with all its simple and less ingredients looks like a piece of cake but in reality it is one of the most difficult dishes to get right. Many people have tried to get it right the first time but only a few have succeeded. That is why it is named "DEATH DISH". I highly recommend it to everyone who visits Italy, try it there where it was created because that original taste cannot be replicated anywhere else.

The United Kingdom, Italy – Pizza Without Oven

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Pizza has become the most local cuisine here in the USA and UK and other European countries. The word pizza was first introduced in 997 A.D in central Italy and Gaeta. The most important thing in this dish is that I've made it without using any oven.

Italy – Creamy Mushroom Chicken Pasta

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Today I've brought a new recipe which is Chicken pasta which has a creamy taste and contains mushrooms. This dish works perfectly when there are unexpected guests in our house and we have nothing to make at that time. This dish is originated from Italy and the other name of pasta is alfredo. The person who invented this dish was Alfredo di Lelio.