What about Italian food and Italian American food?
Italian cuisine is known for its use of fresh, high-quality ingredients. Many traditional Italian dishes are made with locally-sourced ingredients, including fresh vegetables, meats, and cheeses. Italian cooking also emphasizes the importance of seasonality, with many dishes using ingredients that are in season at the time. Overall, Italian cuisine is a rich and diverse culinary tradition that has become beloved around the world. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a classic pizza or explore some of the regional specialties, there’s always something new and delicious to discover in Italian cuisine.
Is the Italian food different in Italy than abroad?
If you are used to the food served on the Italian restaurants abroad you might be surprised by the original Italian food you can eat in Italy. Here are some of the most popular dishes in Italy and the US versions:
What’s the difference between Ice Cream and Gelato?
The Gelato is a type of Italian dessert that is known for its smooth, creamy texture and intense flavors. The following difference between Gelato and ice cream are recognized only abroad:
Actually in Italy all products are called Gelato, the word ice cream is considered just as the english translation and it’s not used. So to underline the different products in Italy we say Gelato artigianale (homemade Gelato) or Gelato industriale (industrial ice cream)
How to recognize real Italian food?
Usually abroad we forgot that Italian cuisine has a broad Regional diversity. A a rich culinary tradition with diverse regional cuisines, each with its own unique specialties and flavors. From the Venetian seafood-rich cuisine of the coast to the hearty meat-based dishes of the north, pizza in Naples, tortellini and lasagne in Bologna, T-bone steak in Florence, pasta with pesto in Genoa, and so on….
The best suggestion is to taste something local: Sicilian Cannoli are better in Sicily than in Venice!
If you want to discover some more secrets about Italian food book a Venetian cooking class