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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    Recipe Italian Deviled Egg Appetisers

    The Term Deviled, was documented and referenced in the world of cuisine, in the 18th century (1786 to be exact ). It denotes "zesty and spicy" .. There are uncountable variations in different countries, however, the Deviled Egg was first created in The Roman Empire before the year 700 and...
  2. Morning Glory

    Recipe Sicilian Swordfish (Pesce spada alla Siciliana)

    Well, I really did think I’d come up with an original recipe. I bought some beautiful swordfish steaks and I was thinking about how they would work so well with salty olives and capers, sweet raisins and creamy pine nuts in a garlicky tomato sauce. Having ‘invented', cooked and photographed the...
  3. Ken Natton

    Italian Food

    So, a thread on Italian food. It had occurred to me that, for Mypinchofitaly, it isn’t Italian food, it is just – food. So the reality I suppose is that what I have in mind is a discussion about the British perspective, or perhaps at least the international perspective on Italian food. Of...
  4. winterybella

    Recipe Italian Lentil Soup

    I am not sure if it's too late for the the Challenge, but I am going to post this find of mine. It's Italian and not Barbadiian but I can put a twist on almost anything to make it my own. INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cups diced white onion (about 1 large onion) 1 cup...
  5. cupcakechef

    Recipe Fettucine with Shiitake Mushrooms and Basil

    Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced (1 1/2 cups) 2 teaspoons freshly grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice, juice 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste Freshly ground pepper, to taste 8 ounces whole-wheat...
  6. cupcakechef

    Recipe When life gives you basil...make pesto!

    My garden has a couple of basil plants, and they've absolutely been thriving so far this spring/summer - so much so that I had a big old abundance of basil. I made some fabulous pesto today and the recipe was so easy. Pop it all in your blender and you've got amazing pesto at a fraction of the...
  7. twinsmommy31

    Italian dishes

    What is your favorite Italian dish to make? I have a fabulous lasagna recipe that includes 6 different cheeses. The whole pan gets eaten every time.
  8. Sherry

    Italian - Homemade Ravioli Recipe?

    My grandmother used to make the best homemade ravioli. I made it with her several times but never wrote the recipe down and she didn't have one herself. It's been so long ago I can't begin to remember how to make it, but would like to give it a try. Her filling consisted mostly of brains (either...
  9. OhioTom76

    Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix - Yay or Nay?

    I really enjoy the flavor of prepared Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix, but one of the things that kind of annoys me with it is fillers they put in to help with the emulsion (Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, etc...). It gives the dressing an artificial slimy quality that detracts from it. I've yet...
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