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An indispensable attribute of the Italian meal is wine. It is also used as an aperitif, served with the main dish, used as an independent dish with fruit or cheese addition. Huge areas of the country are planted with a vineyard, which makes it possible to produce different varieties of wines – white and red, sweet and dry, dessert and sparkling. Beer in Italy is almost never consumed. But a bottle of Amaretto, Sambuca or Limoncello liqueur, Grappa national grape vodka, and of course, traditional wine brought from Italy will be an excellent gift for a connoisseur of alcoholic drinks.
It is no coincidence that Italian wines occupy a leading position in the global market for alcoholic beverages, because the quality of the drink depends not only on the method of its manufacture, but also Continue reading
Do you know why Sicilians tend to identify themselves first with Sicily, and only the second with Italy? Because of the food. The same goes for the inhabitants of Veneto in the north and Puglia in the south. Despite the fact that Italian restaurants open around the world, the inhabitants of the Apennines themselves reject the idea of a unified national cuisine. And it’s not just the little things. The basics of cooking such traditional dishes as pasta and pizza in different regions differ very well. So, somewhere pasta dough is made with an egg, somewhere without an egg, in some regions they add a lot of butter to dishes, in others they cook only on olive. Yes, even ordinary sauce can tell a lot about the history of the region, its landscape, and, of course, the people who live here.
Cheese and Egg Lamb Continue reading