Most people will think about pizza and spaghetti when Italian food comes to mind, but Italian cuisine is far more than that. Italian food is known to be among the best in the world.
Generally Italian chefs prefer quality of ingredients over quantity. Many Italian dishes have only between 4 and 8 ingredients. They don’t care for complexity much, but go for the quality of the separate ingredients.
The tomato is a very typical ingredient in Italian dishes, though did you know that it was only introduced in the 18th century?
Pasta is also something that is used widely in Italy, and it comes in a very wide variety of shapes from tortellini to ravioli, penne, linguine and more. You haven’t eaten Italian if you’ve not eaten pasta.
More typical foods are all kinds of fish and cheese, and of course garlic, eggplant, olives, peppers, artichokes, and zucchini.
All in all, if you’re a lover of food and you’re looking for a great meal, making it Italian can’t go wrong, ever.
Several regions have their own habits, and are influenced by neighbouring countries, so food dishes may very a lot from region to region, but one thing is for sure, an Italian meal just is not a meal without the wine!