Categories: Italian Food

If you are looking to be filled by a simple and light-hearted movie, then feast your eyes on Mid-August Lunch. Main character/director/screenwriter Gianni De Gregorio cares for his 93 year old mother, along with three other elderly women in Rome. You are invited into their home, to see the food, the family, and friends that make up true Italian culture.

Coming from Christian tradition, Italians eat lamb on Easter. Sheep herds can be seen grazing on the hills and mountainous regions of Italy. There are over 50 indigenous sheep breeds. They are raised mostly for their milk. Their milk is used to make the traditional Italian cheeses we love, like Pecorino Romano.

The main course Easter Sunday is almost always Lamb. This meat can be prepared in a variety of ways. It not only represents the Italian culture, but the reason we celebrate Easter.

At Easter this year, gather your family and friends to break bread. Here’s some help from Giada on how to make delicious Italian lamb chops.

Lets face it; ice cream is the food of the gods. There’s nothing better than savoring the sweet creamy decadence that is gelato. How is this stuff made anyway? For years the preparation secrets have been kept guarded by families in Italy. These secrets are now being taught at a university level.

So when you think about going to a university, why not go to Gelato University.

Carpigiani Gelato University has courses all over Europe and some in Canada. Courses range between three days to three weeks. Whatever your gelato dreams or expertise, there is a course for you. The University has recently seen a 90% enrollment increase. It seems more and more people are sinking their teeth into this savory art.

Italian gelato has less fat, less air, and more flavor. The flavor is more explosive because it is served at a higher temperature. Don’t worry about freezing off your taste buds or enduring a brain freeze with this dessert.

Gelato is deliciously simple. It combines: milk, eggs, cream, cocoa, and fruit. There are way more than thirty-one flavors coming from Gelato connoisseurs. You could just eat this stuff with your eyes it looks so good.

If you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out. Mangia! Mangia!

In an attempt to please the fine food pallet of Italy, McDonalds introduced its McItaly. It is their take on Italian food. The burgers feature all Italian ingredients such as olive oil, pancetta, and asiago cheese.

Gratefully the ingredients do come from Italy. In theory the homegrown ingredients will boost the Italian economy. However lets face it, McDonalds is McDonalds no matter where you are. That’s the charm of it right? Cheap, fast, fat filled food. So when you go to Italy you can choose to not feast on the best cuisine in the world and instead eat a freakin burger from McDonalds.

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In Italy animal activists are up in arms after food writer Beppe Bigazzi suggested eating cat stew and explained how to prepare and cook the meat on national television.

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