Italy is a country that has beautiful natural wealth, and has famous historical sites, also has famous Italian food in the world. The natural beauty and history of Italy make it one of the world’s tourist destinations. Not only natural and historical tourism, Italy has also become one of the world’s culinary tourist destinations. The reason is, typical Italian food is known to have a delicious taste. Moreover, several dishes of Italian origin have an international reputation, and are popular in many countries.
Popular Italian dishes are pizza, lasagna and carbonara. Italians use pasta and cheese for lasagna and carbonara. After that, there is also gelato ice cream which has various flavors. Typical Italian food is known from pasta ingredients and cheese toppings. Here’s a note on a meal originating from Italy.
A typical dish that originates from Italy is pasta. This country in mainland Europe provides a variety of dishes from pasta. An example of a dish made from pasta is carbonara. There is also gnocchi paste, which is added with tomato sauce, sausage and turmeric spices.
Not only pasta, there are also typical Italian dishes that are slightly soupy, namely risotto. This dish is made from whole grain rice, chicken broth, beef, and vegetables. The method for making rice and broth is stirred in low heat. After thickening and being cooked, the risotto is then topped with cheese, spices, and seafood.
Pizza is a typical Italian dish that is popular in Indonesia. There are various optional toppings that are added to the top of the pizza, such as cheese, smoked meat, sausages, meatballs, and many more.
4. Polenta and Cured Meat
Northern Italy has special dishes for certain times. The name of this Italian dish is polenta. Polenta ingredients consist of yellow corn flour, then cooked with butter and Parmesan cheese. Polenta is generally eaten when it is cold in Italy. Not only polenta, residents also preserve meat. The name of the meat preserved into sausages is nduja. Nduja is made from pork. After that, this meat is cured to become spicy pork sausage.
Tortellini is a typical Italian dish in the form of small, flat pasta. Pasta tortellini includes pasta dishes that contain a cheese and meat mixture.
The famous Italian cake is Tiramisu. In Indonesia, many Tiramisu are sold with various colors and unique flavor combinations. Tiramisu has a slightly bitter taste when eaten. In Italy, Tiramisu is a dessert. This cake is made from a combination of sugar, cheese and chocolate.
Gnocchi are small, similar to tortellini, but fatter. Gnocchi is made from a combination of wheat flour and mashed potatoes. This food is also mixed with butter and sage.
Lasagna is a typical Italian dish which is famous in Indonesia. This dish is layered with pasta, cheese and meat. Lasagna is covered with tomato sauce, ricotta cheese and mozzarella cheese. The food ingredients are then baked until cooked.
Ravioli includes pasta-type dishes that are square or round in shape. The ingredients for making ravioli are flour, eggs, and olive oil. Instead, the inside of the ravioli contains a combination of ricotta cheese, spices, tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and eggs. The inside is then put in pasta and then boiled in boiling water.
10. Spaghetti Carbonara
Spaghetti carbonara is also a typical Italian dish that is well known in Indonesia. Carbonara is made from eggs, parmesan cheese and dark pepper for spaghetti sauce.
Another typical Italian dish is Bruschetta, which is a toasted bread dish. This dish is grilled with garlic, tomatoes, vegetables, mushrooms, and various toppings.
12. Margherita Pizza
Quoting from NDTV Food, Italy has a cheese pizza called margherita pizza. This dish uses mozzarella cheese to cover the entire top of the pizza. In addition to mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and basil are also added to the topping.
13. Pistachio Panna Cotta
Pistachio Panna Cotta is a sweet treat. Pistcahio Panna Cotta is made from gelatin, cream and milk. In Italian, panna cotta means cooked cream. Italian society serves panna cotta for events at home.
Italy has salad and vegetable bread for summer. Panzenella uses the main ingredients, namely tomatoes and bread. After that, the top is given a vegetable salad which is enjoyed when it’s hot.