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Traditional Italian Food That Isn’t Pizza Or Pasta!

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!

Torrone

This decadent delight is made of honey, egg whites, toasted nuts and citrus zest. It's rich taste makes you crave for more. It takes a while to make but is totally worth it. This famous chewy treat is so famous in Italy, that everybody goes crazy about it!

Panzanella

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!

Caponata

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.

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