Everyone loves a good pizza. But Italian food is much more than pizza and pasta. George Miller rightly said, “The trouble with eating Italian food is that two or three days later you’re hungry again”.
Italy is a country well known for it’s different types of cheese and dough recipes. Different regions across the country have their own and unique dishes. Ingredients like tomatoes, basil, olive oil, mozzarella, fish are commonly used. Different variations of pasta sauces are a real gourmand thing. Italians keep secret their cooking tricks and recipes. That’s why they have unique food. There are so many dishes worth trying.
Despite the well known ones, here we present you some different recipes that are also so delicious!
This meal is a combination from amazing tastes like tender veal pieces, salty prosciutto and spicy herb leaves.In Italian, saltimbocca means "to jump in the mouth." The flavors in this veal dish do just that. Highly popular among locals and travelers in Italy, this savory delight is certainly not to be missed.
Crispy and golden brown, arancini refers to a dish of fried rice balls. These rice balls are usually filled with ragu, tomato sauce, mozzarella and peas. Similar to pasta and pizza dishes in Italy, there are a diversity of regional variations of the arancini. These ones are fantastic for lunch or dinner.
Focaccia is one of Italy’s most popular and delicious types of bread with topping. You can find countless varieties throughout Italy. Most common ingredients that they use for the topping are: cherry tomatoes, caramelized onion, basil, rosemary. This aromatic bread is mainly served as an appetizer.
Panzanella is a fancy name for a salad. This Tuscanian dish is made with fresh and juicy tomatoes and dried bread. A special dressing is being made with olive oil, vinegar and herbs. Some can even include mozzarella and cucumber for a richer flavor. One interesting fact is that this salad will remain fresh for longer time. So it's a perfect make-ahead dish!
A warm vegetable salad, whose main ingredient is aubergine. This is a tasty vegetarian treat that Italians love. It usually contains onions, celery, capers, and whatever vegetables people have in their kitchens. This mix of freshly cooked vegetables tastes amazing. Actually, there is no standard recipe for this. Every house and restaurant has it's own version, but the main ingredient is always eggplant. This means that you are free to experiment with different tastes.