Gorgeous Italy is famous for its stunning scenery, unique culture, gastronomical delights, and impressively rich cuisine. This beautiful Mediterranean land offers countless traditional foods that you must try at least once. Here are top ten amongst them.
Pizza is one of Italia’s symbols of national unity and gastronomic flag that can be found in mostly every corner of the world.
Pizza was certainly born in Naples, the city where tomato sauce is certainly added to the thin layer of dough. Pizza Margherita, named after Queen Margherita of Savoy, is the most famous and the simplest type of pizzas with mozzarella, basil, and tomato sauce.
A tour of Italy cannot be perfect without tasting a real Neapolitan pizza without the enrichment of too many useless ingredients.
Nowadays, there are excellent pizzerias in any region of Italia and although this traditional dish may become an excuse to be a base of great dough with ingredients put on it, the basic consumer pizza is basically a choice between the crispest Roman style pizza and the soft Neapolitan style pizza.
Other regions offer the same recipes, but if you want to taste a traditional and true pizza, you must try it in Italia.
Lasagne, or singular lasagna, is a type of wide, flat pasta, perhaps one of the oldest types of pasta in the world. This Italian dish is made of stacked layers of thin flat pasta that is alternated with fillings such as ragù (a sauce made from celery, onion, and carrot), cheese (may include ricotta and parmesan), vegetables, seasonings and spices such as oregano, garlic, and basil.
Lasagne may be topped with melted grated mozzarella cheese. The typically recipe of lasagne is the cooked pasta assembled with other ingredients, baked in an oven, and then cut into single-serving square portions.
The most famous lasagna are those in Venice where the lasagna becomes “Pasticcio”, in the Marche region known as “vincisgrassi”, or in Calabria and Sicily with ragù between the layers being added with meatballs, hard-boiled eggs, salami.