Italian food recipes will include homemade marinara sauce made from fresh ripe tomatoes.
And the most controversial pasta sauce made from salty anchovies.
Italian food recipes will also include many traditional and popular Italian foods such as pizza.
Italian pizza crusts are usually thin with toppings that can differ greatly from the American version of pizza.
Italian food recipes like Risotto are a creamy Italian rice
dish. In some regions of Italy rice is actually preferred over pasta.
And the Italian experience would not be complete without the well known traditional Italian dessert called Tiramisu.
I think most people just associate Italy with pizza and pasta dishes. And it's true that Italians love these foods!
However, Italian food is a bit more than just pizza and pasta.
Italians also love cheese, rice, seafood, meats, olives, salads, and fresh fruits.
The Italian diet is full of many seasonal organic foods and most of
their food is locally grown.
This is one of the main reasons why
Italians remain fairly healthy.
Italian food recipes will vary from region to region. Almost
every city and town has it very own specialties and cooking styles.
Italian cuisine has been influenced by cultures such as Greek, Roman, Arabic, and Jewish cultures.
This could explain the
vast array of recipes and cooking styles.
Breakfast is usually the lightest meal of the day.
It usually consists of some sort of coffee drink like cappuccino and a biscuit or bread. And sometimes fresh fruit.
Lunch is typically the largest meal of the day for Italians and various courses can be eaten during what can sometimes be a 3 hour lunch.
Meats or seafood, cheese, pasta or pizza, sandwiches, risotto, bread, salads, and fresh fruits or dessert can be eaten during lunch time.
Dinner is usually a lighter meal and will generally
consist of one or more of these choices - pizza, pasta, cheese, soup, a
light protein, nuts, or cooked vegetables.