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Story of Italian Cuisine
Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of political and social changes, with roots dating back to the 4th century BC. Italian cuisine itself has been influenced by the cuisine of ancient Greece, ancient Rome, Byzantine, Hebrew and Arabic and Norman.
Important changes took place with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of new ingredients such as potatoes, tomatoes, peppers and corn, now fundamental in the kitchen but introduced in quantity only in the eighteenth century.
More regions, more taste
Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity, abundance in taste and condiments, and is considered the most famous in the world, with international influences, so much so that the US TV station CNN places it in the first place among the most appreciated cuisines globally.
Why Italian cuisine?
The main feature of Italian cuisine is its simplicity, with many dishes composed of 4 up to 8 ingredients. Italian chefs rely on the quality of the ingredients rather than the complexity of preparation.
Dishes and recipes have often been created by grandmothers rather than by chefs, which is why many recipes are suitable for home cooking
Many dishes that were once known only in the regions of origin, have spread throughout the nation. Cheese, pasta and pizza and wine are an important part of the kitchen, with many variations and a specific legal protection, the denomination of origin (DOC). Even coffee, especially espresso, has become important in Italian cuisine.
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