Visiting and exploring the amazing country of Italy has always been closely connected with its cuisine and the remarkable food experience this land, situated in the Mediterranean, has to offer. Nowadays, the national menu and culinary traditions of Italy, are one of the most popular in the world.
Let us give us some history in order to help you understand the evolution of the Italian cuisine and how we got these remarkable results.
The most powerful and important changes to the Italian cuisine art or in other words kitchen, happened after the discovery of the New World, when people living on those beautiful lands were introduced to new vegetables such as potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and corn, and those quickly become essentials to the modern cuisine and way of living.
In practice, the Italian cuisine is a combination of a number of regional culinary traditions, separated geographically, each of which has its own specific products and local specialties.
The most typical local cuisines in Italy are: Friuli-Venezia, Trentino-Alto Adige, Lombardy, Valle d’Aosta, Piedmont, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio with the capital Rome, Abruzzo, Campania, Calabria and islands specialties of Sardinia and Sicily.
Historically the Italian cuisine has developed in two directions “kitchen of high society” (Cucina alto-borghese) and that of the common people (Cucina povera), which has given the world traditional dishes such as pizza and pasta.’
Developing through the centuries due to social and political changes, this rich culture roots far back in antiquity. Ingredients may vary by region. There are many significant regional dishes that have become both national and regional. Many of those that were once regional, nowadays have spread in different variations across the country. Everyone knows that ‘prosciutto’, cheese, wine and extra vergine olive oil are some of the food treasures which take essential part of this cuisine, playing different roles at both regional and national level.
Coffee, in particular espresso and cappuccino take very, very important part in the way of living in Italy. For those who love to wake up with the aroma of coffee all around and start their day with a big smile, Italy is the place to be.
Here, eating is a ritual. It is a way to cherish your body and soul. It is a way to show how much you love yourself. Don’t ever forget that we are what we eat.
There are many different restaurant establishments where you can try Italian cuisine such as Tratoria, Osteria, Italian restaurant and so on. For those who are new to these lands it is quite difficult to understand what their names stand for and what is the difference between them. Give us some time and we will meet you with each of them, soon.
Throughout time the world has accepted the Italian mastery of cooking and its dishes become one of the most delicious desire one could ever imagine to taste.This is why we have decided to dedicate special place in our little virtual world to this amazing culture and reveal to you the secrets of the Italian cuisine art. Are you ready? Let’s dive in this deep ocean together.