Complicated Italian dishes
Many shy away from Italian cooking because of its complicated flavor pairing (or is that just us?), so we'll start you off with a simple suggestion. With just basil, tomato, and fresh mozzarella topped with olive oil and sometimes vinaigrette, the caprese salad is a summertime hit. Don't skimp on the fresh mozzarella, as it makes the dish!
Another classic, antipasto or prosciutto and salami alongside cheese and olives, start off any good Italian meal. In the film, Liz likens prosciutto to a "fine lace veil, " and while we're not so high brow in singing its praises, we do recommend pairing prosciutto with melon for a flavorful summer snack or starter.
How can you go to Italy without trying its pizza? After all, this worldwide favorite exists thanks to the genius of the Italians. Meeting her tandem exchange partner Giovanni at various pizzerias, Liz finally ventures to Naples to try the "best pizza of the country." And what does she have to say about it? - "I love my pizza so much, in fact, that I have come to believe in my delirium that my pizza might actually love me, in return... I am having a relationship with this pizza, almost an affair."
Not satisfied with cornering the market on pasta perfection, Italians have their own way of cooking rice too. Risotto is a common rice dish that is creamier and paired with all sorts of ingredients. Try yours with asparagus and shrimp or a common Italian go-to, 'funghi' (mushrooms!)
Liz's first meal upon arriving in Italy included spaghetti carbonara among other Italian delicacies. Defined by its sauce combination of eggs, Parmesan cheese, and ground black pepper, this pasta dish is often paired with pork or bacon bits to enhance the flavor.
While here in America spaghetti and meatballs is a family favorite meal, Italians find meatballs to be a delicacy on its own. Combine beef or pork with various condiments and you're sure to have a scrumptious snack to nibble on fit for friends and families of all ages!
Translated as "hollow bone" in Italian, osso bucco is a veal entree that gets its name from the juicy marrow filling in the center of the veal shank bone. Cooked in a broiling meat broth, add the three Italian staples - carrots, celery, and onions - to ensure a bold and abundant with flavor meat dish.
On her journey to Lucca, Liz praises the town for its delectable array of quality fruits and nuts. The figs however, make the most lasting impression as they are not only delightful treats to eat but displayed beautifully as well. The flavor is so exquisite that you can either eat them alone or pair them with almost anything from salty prosciutto to sweet ricotta cheese - you decide!
One of the most popular Italian desserts, tiramisu tops our list of droolworthy delicacies. Literally meaning "pick me up" in Italian, tiramisu's recognizable taste is due to it's inclusion of espresso. The cake itself is lady finger biscuits layered with mascarpone cheese and sprinkled with cocoa powder.
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