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Food and drink

Italian food is a cuisine of diversity. When traveling in Italy it is often amusing to see the stark difference between what Italian food is popular in America and what Italian food is popular in Italy. When people think of popular Italian food they most likely think of spaghetti, lasagna, or tortellini. However, the popular Italian food in Italy is actually a little different and much more diverse. Italian food comprises of main ingredients and what characterizes food here is the immense variety. Pizza is much loved food of Italy.

Italy is a great consumer of all type of cheeses. There are more than 400 types of cheese made in Italy, with Parmesan, mozzarella, and asiago among the best known worldwide. Prosciutto ham, the most popular ingredient of the Italian antipasto (first course) was first made in Parma, a city that also gave its name to Parmesan cheese. Foods of Italy also varies according to different regions of the country. Of much kind of Italian pastas one is ribbon-shaped pasta, this is a special make of northern region of Italy. Again in southern parts of Italy is famous for the pasta known as macaroni. In this region macaronis are served with tomato sauce and spices and that tastes awesome. Italian foods are well-known for their taste, herbs and spices worldwide, especially Italian pizzas are hot favorite fast-food to all kind of global customers. Apart from Italian pizzas, pasta is also another mouth-watering delicacy from Italy that has become the much loved Tiffin for the kiddos in both eastern and western countries. Italians are known for their use of herbs in cooking, especially oregano, basil, thyme, parsley, rosemary, and sage. Cheese also plays an important role in Italian cuisine.

When it comes to desserts, ice creams are famous anywhere in the world by his incomparable flavour. The Italians are great fans of pastry, specially tiramisú. In order to accompany the food, there’s nothing better than one of their well-known wines, like chianti. Another thing you can count on are a cup of aromatic Italian coffee or a delicious grappa.

Other than pizzas and pastas Italy also holds unique reputations in the continental cuisine markets for its exclusive Italian cooking, tastes and flavor. The traditionally special Italian delicacy includes,

* Risotto (Rice dish with vegetable)
* Italian Wine
* Mushroom Pesto Lasagna
* Shrimp Scampi
* Spaghetti

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