Tag Archive for: Italian Cuisine

Italy – Insalata Caprese (Caprese Salad)

/
Caprese salad is the Italian word for Insalata Caprese. When translated Insalata Caprese means "Salad Of Capri". Capri is an island located near the city of Naples. The ingredients in the dish are of the same color as the National flag of Italy: green, white and red. Therefore this dish represents the whole Italy. This salad was first noticed in the year 1920 and then was introduced in the menu of a hotel named Quisisana. There are many variations of Caprese salad all over the world.

Italy – Pizza

/
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 – Bistecca Alla Fiorentina

/
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

/
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

/
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

/
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.

Italy – Lasagne Bolognese With Bechamel Sauce

/
Lasagna is one of Italy's finest cuisines ever made. It has a place in the heart of the Italian cuisine. Lasagna was first made in the city of Naples where this dish became popular in no time. The word Lasagna was embraced from the Greek dish "Lasanum" which meant "cooking pot" because it was made in it. As my opinion goes I will always recommend everyone to try it because it is also one of my favorite foods to eat. It may not be the healthiest but it is tasty.

Italy – Arancini

/
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.

The United Kingdom, Italy – Pizza Without Oven

/
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, UK – Creamy Macaroni With Cheesy Sauce

/
Macaroni with creamy cheese is another formula of the dish which is just delightful and outstanding in taste. Here it is the popular and famous dish of ITALY. The place of origin of Ranch Creamy and Cheesy Macaroni is Italy. It is originated in Southern Italy in the 13th century.