A trip to Italy deserves to be made not only for special landscape of the country. Travel to Piedmont, you will love, and strong flavor of lasagna preparations (sweet sauce of olive oil, garlic and anchovies), served hot with crispy greens. Bollito is another highly aromatic dish prepared from different types of meat, cooked together and served with a spicy sauce, as, for example, green baguette. Tosca region is known for its olive oil, highly valued and often served with bread only. A variant is bruschetta, olive oil mixed with garlic and sprinkled on toast. Tuscany cuisine is very different from that of its northern neighbor, Emilia-Romagna is home to the most opulent Italian kitchens. Here we produce many kinds of salami and sausages, from the little cotecchino mortadella to, and some meat dishes are cooked in the famous vinegar of Modena.
Italian cuisine is characterized by flexibility, a wide range of ingredients and a rich variety of regional recipes. Dishes is an important element of Italian lifestyle and culture and reflect primarily the history of this nation.
From the culinary point of view, Italy is a land of incredible diversity. Dishes, ingredients, spices and cooking time is changing radically from one region to another.
Italy has a kitchen with old culinary tradition, characterized by using pasta. An important place is occupied and dairy products and meat, lamb is the favorite. Eat small fish and other sea creatures (fish, mussels, crabs, lobsters). Frutti di Mare is the name of the food prepared from the small marine creatures, considered a specialty of Italian kitchens. Serve fruits: citrus, chestnuts, figs, pears, peaches and grapes.
A joint survey by the Food Progetto Association, which involved 4,500 persons, ages 18 and 65 interests, from six countries of Europe (Italy, France. Spain, Belgium, Sweden and Czech Republic), concluded that Italians eat healthy. Thus, most Italians prefer to use their lunch break during working hours by going to restaurants or bars to eat. Most Italians do not eat fast food, preferring to eat lunch cooked food in restaurants or food brought from home.