You will hardly find someone, who doesn’t like Italian cuisine. But what’s the reason? Basic ingredients are pasta, meat and vegetables, all in perfect ratio. The combination of the tastes is great, so no wonder that the Italian cuisine is considered as one of the best in the world.
We can’t begin with anything else but pasta, which is world famous and also a symbol, because that’s the first thing that comes into mind when mentioning Italian cuisine. Pasta is made of flour and water and people often add eggs. However, it’s not that simple, every type of pasta is prepared slightly differently and that’s why there are hundreds of types of pasta out there and each of them have different taste and shape. As for the most famous ones, they are: Spaghetti, Gnoocchi, Penne, Lasagne, Fusilli and so on. Pasta is mainly served with chicken and veal meat, which is mostly mixed in with it. Because of the location they often use seafood.
The most popular Italian meal is without a doubt pizza. Everyone knows it and rarely people don’t like it, because there are countless of variants, so everyone can find his favorite. Despite that, if there are people who haven’t heard of it, it’s a circle shaped dough, on which you add various ingredients: different types of meat, cheese, vegetables, mushrooms…imagination knows no bounds. Everything then is put into the furnace, where the dough and the rest of the ingredients are baked. After that, the circle is split into eight triangles, which are consumed separately.
What other meals is Italian cuisine known for? For example, cheeses, which are countless of types out there. The most famous ones are Parmesan, Mozzarella and Ricotta. Italia also produces very quality salamis and sausages such as Prosciutto, which is a type of a dry pork ham.
There are lots of Italian food out there, hence you surely have tons of meals to choose from. Don’t be afraid to give it a try, the taste is decent and at the same time the food will fill you up. If you enjoy cooking, Italian cuisine is a great starting point.