Here are the five Italian food that you can’t miss!July 28, 2017
Spaghetti and pizza; these two are always linked to Italy due to their popularity and based on what people see from the movies. However, if you do get the chance to step your foot in this beautiful land, there are several other delicacies you should definitely try.
Although gelato may resemble the regular scoops of ice cream we get back in our hometowns, this
version of icy cold goodness is made with fresh milk from the local dairy farm and without artificial
flavorings. Some gelateria may serve warm gelato, which is less cold for consumption during winter. One can easily taste the natural ingredients they use for gelato compared to the commercial ice creams we find in the supermarket.
Italians are proud of the coffee that they brew, in fact, a small cup of Italian coffee is enough to amplify
the flavor. If you are a coffee-lover, you must grab an espresso or a cup of cappuccino for breakfast
because it’s guaranteed to lift your spirit and boost your energy for the day. Any caffetteria will be
happy to serve you a croissant or brioche along with your cup of coffee.
Also known as the food for the poor in the past, polenta is made with corn starch and typically
accompanied with stewed meat. It’s a refreshing dish commonly found in the northern regions of Italy,
where the dish is served piping hot during the cold of winter. If you enjoy corn in mushy form, then this
is a dish worth tasting.
Imagine a large rice ball, stuffed with meat, cheese and anything you wish, fried and served hot.
Arancino is typically prepared in southern of Italy, and a signature dish of Sicily. The rice may also be
cooked with saffron, turning it to light yellow in color. This is a perfect dish for takeaway if you enjoy it
better cold, just be sure to wrap it properly with oil absorbing papers so the stain won’t get elsewhere.
Resembling pizza, this type of bread comes in a variety of toppings such as cheese with tomato sauce or plain with herbs sprinkled on top. Typically, a focaccia is prepared like a pizza with thicker, softer crust, therefore a slice of it is complete for your lunch break. The dough sometimes contains olives, dried tomatoes and mushrooms.
The list can get even longer once you are in Italy, so don’t hold back when you get the chance! Italians
are proud of their food, and they will surely welcome you with more to offer.