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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots as far back as antiquity.

Significant changes occurred with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, now central to the cuisine but not introduced in quantity until the 18th century. Italian cuisine is noted for its regional diversity, abundance of difference in taste, and it is probably the most popular in the world, with influences abroad.

Italian cuisine is characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only four to eight ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Ingredients and dishes vary by region. Many dishes that were once regional, however, have proliferated with variations throughout the country.

Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, with many variations and Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) (regulated appellation) laws. Coffee, specifically espresso, has become important in Italian cuisine.


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Marinara Sauce

(0 ) (Italian) (Italian-American)

Marinara sauce is an Italian tomato sauce that originated in Naples, usually made with tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and onions. Its ...


(0 ) Parma ham (Italian)

It is an Italian dry-cured ham that is usually thinly sliced and served uncooked.Sliced prosciutto crudo in Italian cuisine is ...

(0 ) Scaloppine Al Mar... (Italian)

Veal scaloppini is sautéed and then finished with a sauce made from Marsala

Colomba Di Pasqua

(0 ) Colomba Di Pasqua (Italian)

It is an Italian traditional Easter cake, the counterpart of the two well-known Italian Christmas desserts, panettone, and pandoro. This ...

(0 ) (Italian)

These dinners are so flexible, This is an absolutely easy homemade recipe. Just a combination of meat, veggies, and sauce ...


(0 ) Zabaglione, Zabaj... (Italian)

It is an Italian dessert, or sometimes a beverage, made with egg yolks, sugar, and a sweet wine (usually Moscato ...

Mascarpone Cheese

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Mascarpone is an Italian cream cheese coagulated by the addition of certain acidic substances such as lemon juice, vinegar, citric ...

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