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Traditional Italian Food

by Karl
Traditional Italian Food

 Traditional Italian Food

Italian food differs from region to region as most countries do. Especially when it comes to traditional Italian food. The locals cook with local ingredients and the influence of the land determines what grows. Monte Cimone north of Venice only has around 155 hours of sun in May. In contrast in Cagliari, Sardinia can have over 270 hours of sunshine in May.

Traditional Italian cuisine is hearty and wholesome in the north to light and refreshing in the south. It is mostly peasant food that is served around the regions. Italian food focuses on the quality and freshness of simple ingredients from the land. Before I have the mafia at my door Italian cuisine can soon be lifted to exquisite food status.

We are traveling to Lake Garda this May to sample the delights of the region and I will share my experience with you

What Are The Top 10 Italian Ingredients

  1. Tinned plum tomatoes
  2. Parmesan / Grand Pandamo
  3. Pasta  / All variations
  4. Garlic
  5. Olive Oil
  6. Olive
  7. Mozzarella
  8. Prosciutto

Famous Italian Dishes

  1. Lasagne
  2. Spaghetti Bolognese 
  3. Pasta
  4. Osso buco alla Milanese
  5. Ribollita
  6. Saltimbocca
  7. Tiramisu
  8. Pizza
  9. Arancini Balls
  10. Meatballs
  11. Calazone
  12. Risotto
  13. Gnocchi
  14. Fritta
  15. Traditional Italian Ragu

Ribollita

Traditionally considered as cucina povera, or poor man’s food, the ribollita was created by servants who collected unfinished food, such as bread and vegetables, from their masters before boiling these items in water to make a meal

The Regions Of Traditional Italian Food

We will bring you traditional Italian food dishes from the regions so please do call again.

ABRUZZO

BASILICATA

CALABRIA

CAMPANIA

EMILIA ROMAGNA

FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

LAZIO

LIGURIA

LOMBARDIA

MARCHE

MOLISE

PIEMONTE

PUGLIA

SARDEGNA

SICILIA

TOSCANA

TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE

UMBRIA

VALLE D’AOSTA

VENETO