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 Bunet – Rum and Cocoa Milk Pudding

    Bunet is a dessert already prepared in the 13th century, generally enjoyed with some Amaretti biscuits. Its name comes from the dialect spoken in Piedmont; the word ‘bunet‘ literally means ‘hat’ and it’s said to be referring to the shape of the pudding mould. Bunet it is the ancestor of panna...
  2. Morning Glory

    Recipe Risotto de Zucca (Pumpkin Risotto)

    I chose to make this recipe for The CookBook Game #1, because I rarely cook risotto and thought I could do with some practice (as some members may know, I’m not a great risotto fan). This is a lovely, simple recipe. The most difficult task is de-seeding and chopping up the pumpkin. The flavours...
  3. LadyBelle

    Italian Bread Course

    Treated myself to a bread making course a few weeks ago and had a fabulous time. It was one of the One Mile Bakery franchise and it was like being at a spa - but involved baking, eating and chatting! It was a lovely way to spend a Saturday and I met some nice people. I’ve made the Focaccia...
  4. Morning Glory

    Recipe Timballino Vegetariano (Vegetarian Timbale)

    This is a lovely, rich tasting vegetarian dish from the book Italian Feast by Antonio Carlucci. It takes a while to prepare it but its worth it! In the introduction to the recipe Carluccio writes: "The traditions of vegetable cookery in Italy are the result of using regional grown produce in a...
  5. Mountain Cat

    Recipe Red Snapper, Green Sauce

    Intended for the Cookbook Challenge thread. Ingredients 1 slice Italian bread 1 cup olive oil 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/8 cup minced fresh parsley 1/8 cup minced garlic 1 tbsp minced fresh basil 1/2 tsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1/2 cup minced green bell pepper 2 tbsp capers 4-6 red...
  6. Morning Glory

    Recipe Open Raviolo with Mushrooms (Raviolo Aperto con Funghi)

    Sadly, Antonio Carluccio died unexpectedly at the end of 2017. He was a great character with an absolute passion for Italian food and Italian produce. One of my very favourite cooking shows is Two Greedy Italians. Its very amusing, thoughtful and at times, moving. Worth watching of you get the...
  7. TodayInTheKitchen

    Recipe Italian Goulash

    Italian Goulash with spicy Paprika Italian Goulash Recipe Closeup by TodayInTheKitchen posted 29 Jul 2019 at 8:05 PM When someone says Paprika I immediately think Goulash. However, for this recipe I used Italian sausage and Trottole noodles to give the dish a beautiful Italian "look and feel"...
  8. Spaghetti with Fresh Homemade Tomato Sauce

    Spaghetti with Fresh Homemade Tomato Sauce

  9. Braised beef rolls in tomato sauce

    Braised beef rolls in tomato sauce

    This meat preparation, usually called ‘braciole al sugo‘, is a dish of Apulian tradition. Although horse meat was originally used for this recipe, nowadays beef or even veal are considered a valid alternatives.
  10. rascal

    Italian advice please

    i can giggle but prefer tried and true recipes. I do my own tomato pasta sauce and fettucine pasta but I would like to expand my knowledge. Russ
  11. Morning Glory

    Recipe Coffee Biscotti with Pistachio, Fennel Seed and Cherry

    Crisp and crunchy and made for dunking, this Italian ‘twice-cooked’ biscuit is traditionally served with Italian dessert wine Vino Santo, rather than coffee. I understand there is an optimum recommended duration for 'biscotti dunking' into Vino Santo! Its an unusual biscuit because...
  12. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Italian (Dairy Free) Milk Pudding

    Finally, here's an Italian Milk Pudding. I'm making this one dairy free. I'll stick with soya milk and I'll scale back the quantities. I won't get time to try it before the end of the challenge and is not one that's easily made vegan because it contains eggs. Good news for me mind you. The...
  13. detroitdad

    Recipe Collard Greens with Sweet Italian Sausage

    I put this in the vegie sub forum because the Collard Greens are the primary ingredient. If you it needs to be moved, no worries. I haven't made this yet. This is the recipe I plan on using tonight. Any suggestions on tweaking it? I've never cooked with collard greens before. Ingredients 2...
  14. LadyBelle


    Just come back from my annual Rome trip. Weather was fabulous (apart from Monday), everything else wonderful.
  15. CraigC

    Recipe Caprese Relish

    I was watching a Bobby Flay show and saw him make this relish. He was grilling Italian sausages for sandwiches and the relish was to go on them. I've used the relish for my own version of sausage sandwiches, but like it on its own or for a quick pasta dish. Ingredients 1 pint yellow and/or red...
  16. Morning Glory

    Italian Mozzarella - the treatment of buffalos

    We were chatting about the production of mozzarella in another thread and I did a bit of research and came across this rather shocking report. The report is a few years old so I don't know what action has been taken...
  17. F

    The Extraordinary Italian Cheeses ..

    Italy is one of the world´s largest cheese producers, and one might not realise, though uncountable Italian cheeses are only produced on a strictly regional basis for strictly Italian markets. There are over 400 and a huge number are virtually unknown to outsiders and un-obtainable as they are...
  18. CraigC

    Nduja (spreadable Italian salami paste)

    Karen found this spreadable Italian salami paste while searching for something else. Then our search to find it locally began. We started in an Italian grocery store. We asked several employees that said they never heard of it and they certainly didn't carry it. Lucky for us a women employee...
  19. Sandra

    Recipe Apulian tarallucci with fennel seeds

    Mod Edits in bold I live in Rimini in the region of Emilia Romagna but my mother is from Puglia, a region in the south of Italy, and I spend two weeks in August every year in this beautiful region. Ingredients: 500 gr refined flour (plain, white or wholemeal) 200 ml white wine 10 gr salt 1...
  20. F

    Recipe Italian Besciamella / Bechamel from Bologna

    The best Besciamella or Bechamel I have ever had, came from an Italian Restaurant in Bologna, Emila Romagna, Enoteca La Capinnina .. Besciamella or Bechamel means " White sauce" and in Bologna, it is predominately used in Lasagna .. Recipe: 5 Tablespoons of French Butter ( 82 % butter fat...
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