italian cuisine

Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity, especially between the north and the south of the Italian peninsula
Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity, especially between the north and the south. It offers an abundance of taste, and is one of the most popular and copied in the world. It influenced several cuisines around the world, chiefly that of the United States. Italian cuisine is generally characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only two to four main ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

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  1. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Potato Focaccine

    Potatoes add softness to the dough and they are not unusual in the Italian baking product at all, especially in the South of Italy. 10-12 focaccine, Preparation 25 minutes + 2 hours and half of leavening, Cooking time 25-30 minutes 150g of yellow or white mealy potatoes 400g of Italian flour...
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    Spinach stuffed ravioli.jpeg

  3. Pan-Fried Chicken Fillets with Sicilian Marsala Wine.jpeg

    Pan-Fried Chicken Fillets with Sicilian Marsala Wine.jpeg

  4. Maritozzo con la panna.jpeg

    Maritozzo con la panna.jpeg

    Roman sweet giant bun filled with whipped cream
  5. Homemade Black Olives Spread.jpeg

    Homemade Black Olives Spread.jpeg

  6. Crema di Latte Fritta.jpeg

    Crema di Latte Fritta.jpeg

    Deep-Fried Milk Pudding from Veneto
  7. Parsley and Vinegar Sauce from Piedmont.jpeg

    Parsley and Vinegar Sauce from Piedmont.jpeg

  8. Mostarda di Cremona.jpeg

    Mostarda di Cremona.jpeg

    Spiced Candied Fruit
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  11. Carne alla Pizzaiola.jpeg

    Carne alla Pizzaiola.jpeg

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    Carne alla Pizzaiola.jpeg

    Beef steaks cooked in a Marinara Sauce are called “carne alla pizzaiola”
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    Marinara sauce.jpeg

  14. MypinchofItaly

    Christmas in July

    The small municipality of Vagna, in the D’Ossola valley in Piedmont region, celebrates Christmas on the second Sunday of July. This odd decision was taken in the XVII century to allow families to celebrate Christmas all together. The fathers and the oldest children, then shepherds and...
  15. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Cabbage Rolls with Fontina (and Farro)

    Recipe from Autentico, page 174, by Rolando Beramendi My efforts to make more tasty Italian foods that don't have to lay on the less useful of the carbs. This one is also vegetarian, and can work as a side or a main as desired. If as a side, I'd do it with a light main. As a main, I'd do it...
  16. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Chickpeas and Bacon Pasta

    Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 20 mins | Cooking time: 1 hour Cavatelli or Ditalini: 150 g Canned chickpeas: 100 g Bacon or lard or pork rind: 50 g Garlic cloves: 2 Onions: 1 Chili peppers: 1 Bay leaves: 1 Rosemary: about 1 sprig Tomato sauce: 3 tbsp Water: as needed Extra virgin olive oil: to...
  17. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Ligurian Focaccia with Onions

    Fills a 25×40 cm baking tray | Preparation time: 30 mins + 1 h to rise | Cooking time: 30 mins Plain flour: 300 g Brewer’s yeast: 21 g Salt: 15 g Water: 250 ml White onions: 4 Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): to taste Salt and pepper: to taste Method Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C. Make sure the...
  18. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Paccheri with Burrata, Shrimps and Saffron

    Serves: 2 | Preparation time: 10 mins | Cooking time: 20 mins Paccheri: 180 g Burrata: 200 g Shrimps: 100 g White wine, dry: about 50 ml Garlic: 1 clove Extra Virgin Olive Oil: 2 tbsp Saffron: 1 tsp Salt and pepper to taste Method Clean the shrimps: first remove the head, than the legs, then...
  19. MypinchofItaly

    Recipe Traditional Doughnut-Shaped Red Wine Biscuits

    Makes about 15 biscuits | Preparation time: 15 mins | Cooking time 25-30 mins Plain flour: 500 g Sugar: 180 g Red wine: 125 ml Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO): 125 ml Baking soda: ½ tsp A pinch of salt Method Pre-heat the oven at 250°C. Sift the flour and set it aside. Mix the oil with the...
  20. Pettole - Christmas Fritters from Apulia.jpg

    Pettole - Christmas Fritters from Apulia.jpg

    My father’s family is from Apulia, a region in the South of Italy, and so following the Apulian tradition Christmas time was always celebrated with the preparation of these scrummy and versatile fritters with a are these savoury ones with anchovies
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