It’s difficult to hear the word ‘pizza’ and not immediately think of Italy. But what people don’t often know is how pizza came to be. They mostly know about what crust they like, don’t like, the toppings they like or don’t like. Read further on and you’ll learn just how this world famous Italian food came to be.
Bruschetta has to be one of the most famous Italian starters. Who hasn’t tried bruschetta with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, also known as caprese bruschetta? To define it more accurately, course-wise, it’s an antipasto dish, meaning, it’s something you eat before you’re served the pasta course.
Along with delicious food, Italian culture and traditions come with another truly fascinating aspect: its own people and their language, both verbal and non-verbal. Many people talk with their hands to emphasise their points, but the Italians are likely the most physically expressive out of any European culture you might know.
Italy is one of the most recognisable countries on the map. Shaped like a boot, it’s easy to pick out amongst other countries on the European continent. The one thing many people tend to think, however, is that everyone in Italy speaks one homogenous dialect and all traditional Italian dishes are made the same way.
If you love Italian cuisine, but are mostly familiar with what’s commonly…
Lasagne has to be one of the most famous of Italian dishes out there. Who doesn’t recognise the layered noodles, sauce and cheese, herbs and other spices that makes lasagne the delicious dish that it is?
Spaghetti, like its ever-popular ‘brother,’ lasagne, has been a traditional food for…
Italy is known for its amazing cuisine, including wine, pasta, and of course, pizza. And you might know about Parmesan, or more accurately, Parmigiano Reggiano, or perhaps Romano.
It’s no secret that Italian cuisine is one of the most popular in the Western hemisphere, and it’s no secret that mealtimes at an Italian table are often long, and filled with laughter, warmth, and yes, tight family bonds.
Many people know quite a bit about Italian culture here and there just from watching movies and sometimes those tidbits about Italian culture are true, and some are not.