The Secret to Becoming an Italian Foodie
As we all know, Italy has amazing food. They’re known for spaghetti, alfredo, gelato, and the list goes on. Many of their spices and delicacies are what make their meals exceptional, and lucky for you, you can experience the finest foods around by taking advantage of culinary tours. For the sake of mentioning mouth-watering food, here are some well-known dishes in Italy that I think we all must try, whether we plan on going to Italy in the future or not.
Can’t you just picture yourself staying in a villa in Tuscany while eating a gourmet meal near the patio overlooking a grape field and green rolling hills? Of course, while you’re enjoying the sites be sure to get a delicious bowl of pasta, or better yet, learn how to make this authentic Italian meal during extensive and creative culinary tours in Italy.
A few of the pasta main dishes in Italy that you may or may not have heard of are Agnolotti and Bigoli. Agnolotti is half-circular shaped pasta that’s stuffed with ground beef. Of course, it includes yummy spices such as garlic, spinach, tomato sauce, nutmeg, and more. Bigoli is similar to whole wheat pasta, except it is thicker and it came from the Veneto region. It is excellent with smoked sausage and anchovy sauce.
Mouth watering gelato
Mmm, who doesn’t love gelato? It’s so tasty that many people have a hard time describing it! You may or may not know this, but gelato in Italian actually means “frozen” and this delicious ice-cream of sorts is very tasty in Italy. Plus it has fewer calories than “real” ice-cream than what is eaten the United States making it a low-fat dessert that’s rich in taste. A few yummy flavors include Limone, Cioccolato, and Panna. Translation: Panna is vanilla, Limone is flavored lemon gelato, and Cioccolato of course, is chocolate but can also be served as dark chocolate. Be sure to try this tasty snack at least a few times while you’re wining and dining in Italy.
Take a pizza your heart
And of course, let’s not forget about pizza! Most people love mouth watering pizza and in Italy you get to experience pizza at its finest. There are a few things you should know about pizza in Italy, besides the fact that it is delicious. There are two main types of pizza: tomato-based pizzas are known as “red pizzas,” and tomato-free pizzas are called “white pizzas” or “pizza Bianca.” The toppings of course vary and make a delicious meal you can’t pass up. There are also several types of crusts that make pizza unique and yummy too.