Do you like good food and great wine even more? If you do, than Italy is the place for you. Many people have sought out this country when seeking an unforgettable vacation destination. Some are intrigued by the history, some seek a ride on a Venetian Gondolier and others want to relax in view of the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean Sea. This is Italy.
Arancino - OMG this thing is amazingly good! It's a deep fried ball of rice with tomato sauce, eggs, and cheese. It's a southern Italian speciality, though are now quite common all over.
Risotto - Arborio rice that has been sautéed and cooked in a shallow pan with stock. The result is a very creamy and hearty dish.
Polenta - Yellow corn meal (yellow grits) that has been cooked with stock.
Tiramisu - Italian cake made with coffee, mascarpone, and ladyfingers (sometimes rum) with cocoa powder on the top. The name means "pick-me-up".
Gelato - This is the Italian word for ice cream. The non-fruit flavours are usually made only with milk. Gelato made with water and without dairy ingredients is also known as sorbetto. It's fresh as a sorbet, but tastier.
Wine - Italian wine is exported all over the world, and names like Barolo, Brunello and Chianti are well-known.
Beers - Major Italian beers include Peroni and Moretti and these are usually the ones offered by cafes.
Coffee (Cafe) - If you are a coffee and espresso lover, then you must know that Italy is where it all began!
Limoncello - A liquor made of alcohol, lemon peels, and sugar. Limoncello can be considered a "moonshine" type of product (although usually made with legally obtained alcohol) as every Italian family has its own recipe for limoncello.
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