ITALIAN FOOD RECIPES
The pizza, often eaten by Italians as they stroll along the street may be one of the most popular Italian foods, as it is throughout the Western world, but Italian families still gather together at home for the main Italian meal of the day. It is a meal based on excellent quality Italian food ingredients bought in local shops and markets. This is the kind of cooking that is the basis of the 240 delicious, easily prepared recipes in Italian chef recipes website are following.
cold meats and hams are very much a feature of antipasti, the
varied collection of hot and cold dishes often served as a first course
in Italy. Particularly in the coastal areas, fish is also served in many
different ways. Most Italian soups are quite substantial with the addition
of a generous sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese.
general, the Italians treat their fish simply, with fewer rich sauces
than the French like. Fish is often marinated before being grilled or
baked. Not surprisingly, pasta plays an important part in Italian fish
cookery. This chapter includes recipes for some of the more unusual fish
and shellfish found on fish counters.
are over one hundred different forms of pasta on the market in Italy,
With the increasing popularity of pasta in this country, many more
varieties — both fresh and dried — are now available. You can also
make pasta dough quite easily. The recipes in this chapter have been
chosen to show the versatility of pasta.
especially pork and the very popular veal, plays a big part in the
Italian diet. Beef, grown mostly on the rich pastures of the north, and
lamb and kid are also popular, while offal is used a great deal. Recipes
here come from all parts of Italy and use a good variety of other
ingredients with the meat.
Poultry and game are widely available throughout Italy, and Italian cooks use them, both whole and in portions, in many excellent and unusual ways. Recipes here include imaginative dishes with chicken, turkey, small birds such as quail and partridge, and game, including rabbit, hare and venison.
Pizzas are believed to have been invented by frugal Neapolitans to use up bread dough. Today, they are one of the world's most popular fast foods. Italian rice, too, has special qualities of flavour and cookability which give it great appeal at home and abroad. Classic recipes and new ideas for these great foods are included here.
young vegetables feature strongly in the Italian diet. They are served
in soups and as antipasti and salads. As main course dishes, they are
often served stuffed with meat, cheese, rice, herbs and other ingredients.
Adapt the recipes in this chapter to suit vegetables which are in
Cheese and fresh fruit are usually served instead of a dessert but on feast days and other special occasions Italian families indulge in rich gateaux such as Cassata alia Siciliana. They eat their renowned ices at any time of the day. In addition to some tempting sweets, this chapter includes recipes for cakes and biscuits.
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