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Italian Recipes


Italian cuisine is respected, loved, and eaten all over the world. Outside of Italy, the best-known dishes include pizza and pasta, but Italian food has much else to offer too, including excellent meat and seafood dishes, superb cheeses, and a wonderful range of desserts.

Italian pasta


As far as pasta is concerned there are many times. The most popular type is spaghetti, which is long thing strings of pasta (spaghetti actually means "thin strings"). Other popular types include vermicelli (also string-like), fettucine and linguine (ribbon-shaped), lasagna (large sheets), rotelle and farfalle (decorative shapes), and, ravioli and tortellini (stuffed pasta). Although all forms of pasta are made from basically the same ingredients, the different shapes do affect the taste and choice of recipe, because each individual shape interacts with sauce in a different way.

Spaghetti cooked and served with tomato sauce

Italy is a country of great regional contrasts, and this fact is reflected in its food. Additionally, many outside influences have contributed to Italian cuisine (although the legend that Marco Polo introduced pasta from China does appear to be apocryphyl).

Some of the region dishes and ingredients that you may encounter in Italian food include:
  • Sardinia is famous for its lamb and pecorino (cheese made from sheep's milk).

  • Arab influence played an important part in the development of Sicilian cuisine, including the introduction of lemon and pistachio. Sicily is also known for its seafood, particularly swordfish and tuna, but it is in desserts where the island has had the greatest influence of all: both gelato (ice cream) and granita (a delicious semi-frozen dessert made using sugar, water and flavorings) originate from Sicily.

  • Calabria (the region corresponding to the "toe" of Italy) is known for its spicy version of salami.

  • Naples is the home of mozzarella, pizza and sfogliatelle (Italian filled pastries).

    Italian food - Authentic Neapolitan pizza served in Naples

  • Whereas Sicilian and Neopolitan pizzas are quite thick, Roman pizzas extremely thin. Rome is also known for its use of offal and pecorino (cheese made from sheep's milk).

  • Tuscany is known for its meat, white beans and unsalted bread.

  • Products from the North of Italy include balsamic vinegar, lasagna, mortadella (a heat-cured pork sausage, served as a cold cut) parmigiano (parmesan cheese) polenta (a dish made from boiled corn-meal), prosciutto (dry cured ham), ragu (bolognese sauce), rice and tortellini (stuffed pasta). Piedmont and Lombardy both produce their own distinctive (and different from each other) variety of rice, and both forms are used to make risotto.
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Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking: 150 Delicious and Simple Recipes Anyone Can Master: A Cookbook

By Lidia Matticchio Bastianich

Knopf
Released: October 15th, 2013
Multicolor Hardcover (304 pages)

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  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Authors: Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Tanya Bastianich Manuali
  • Publication Date: October 15th, 2013
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Old World Italian: Recipes and Secrets from Our Travels in Italy: A Cookbook

By Mimi Thorisson

Clarkson Potter
Released: September 15th, 2020
Black Hardcover (304 pages)

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  • ISBN: 1984823590
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  • Format: Illustrated
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Author: Mimi Thorisson
  • Publication Date: September 15th, 2020
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The Italian Slow Cooker

By Michele Scicolone

Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Released: January 7th, 2010
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  • ISBN: 054700303X
  • EANs: 8601400238967, 9780547003030
  • PartNumber: 3583
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  • Edition: Original
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Author: Michele Scicolone
  • Publication Date: January 7th, 2010
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Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking

By Marcella Hazan

Knopf
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  • ISBN: 039458404X
  • EANs: 8601400409169, 8601419170968, 9780394584041
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Chi Spacca: A New Approach to American Cooking

By Nancy Silverton & Carolynn Carreno

Knopf
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  • Number of Pages: 384
  • Authors: Nancy Silverton, Ryan DeNicola, Carolynn Carreno
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Barbuto Cookbook: California-Italian Cooking from Jonathan Waxman’s Beloved West Village Restaurant

By Jonathan Waxman

Harry N. Abrams
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Feast of the Seven Fishes: A Brooklyn Italian's Recipes Celebrating Food and Family

By Daniel Paterna

powerHouse Books
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Authentic Homemade Pasta: Recipes for Mastering Cut, Shaped, Stuffed, Extruded, and Flavored Pastas

By Carmella Alvaro

Rockridge Press
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  • Author: Carmella Alvaro
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The Complete Italian Cookbook: Essential Regional Cooking of Italy

By Manuela Anelli Mazzocco

Rockridge Press
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Osteria: 1,000 Generous and Simple Recipes from Italy's Best Local Restaurants

By Slow Food Editore

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