Introduction Italy is famous for its food as much as for its huge artistic and historical assets and for the fashion industry. Italians love their food, which is usually prepared freshly by the “Mama”, but more and more men love to cook and break away from the typical image of the Italian "macho"
Italian foodThe Italian main dishes contain: pork and beef,seafood and potatoes, rice and pasta (wheat andegg noodles) products. Pizza is surely one of themost famous exports and in Italy it is usuallybaked in a wood-fired oven and very thin, butloaded with fresh vegetables or thinly sliced ham,salami, artichokes or olives. The Italian pasta isrenowned worldwide and there are more than 200different shapes.Italians love their food and many dishes are basedon fresh vegetables and seafood too. Thereare delicious sweet cakes in Italy, like thePanettone (a yeast cake with raisins), Panforte (ahard and flat fruit cake) and almond pastries likeamaretti.
Some typical italian food Pizza: probably the most famous Italian dish, it was invented in Napoli/Naples around 1860 Calzone: just a folded up pizza Pesto: thick green sauce with olives, herbs and olive oil, pine kernels and parmiggiano cheese. Healthy and mmmmh!, Delicious! Gelato: ice-cream is an Italian invention Lasagna: layered pasta dish with tomato, mozzarella cheese and mince meat filling. Mozzarella: Italian cheese balls, originally made from buffalo milk
Closing phrase When people think of popular Italian food they most likely think of spaghetti, lasagna, or tortellini. However, the popular Italian food in Italy is actually a little different and much more diverse. There is much more to Italian food than just pasta and sauce. Italian food is a cuisine of diversity. When traveling in Italy it is often amusing to see the stark difference between what Italian food is popular in America and what Italian food is popular in Italy.