1. Napolean style pizza
It’s a pie of flour and water dough, coated with tomato sauce, virgin olive oil and melted mozzarella cheese; a delicious scent of basil is added to it and finally it’s tossed in the wood fire oven. Pizza is said to be founded in the city of Naples in 1889 and it was initially designed with ingredients that echo the colors of the Italian flag - red (tomatoes), green (basil waves) and white (mozzarella). The ingredients of the pizza are simple and easy, made from just three or four natural and high-quality ingredients. There are many great traditional dishes in Italy, but perhaps nothing else sums up the essence of Italian cuisine better than the Margarita Pizza, where history, simplicity and high-quality natural ingredients come together to create what many consider the perfect blend. The pizza in Naples is a good enough reason to visit the 3rd largest city in Italy.
This ones’ for pasta lovers. You have one of the oldest and most famous pasta recipes in the world, Lasagna, a traditional Italian dish, consisting of layers. Starting off with a wide pasta layer at the bottom, and then meat is added on top with the bechamel and tomato sauce, finally with some cheese. This process is done a few times to get a few layers in. Finally, it’s tossed in the oven and you get to enjoy not just the delicious taste but the beautiful intersection of layers as you eat it. Historically there is some disagreement over whether it was invented during the Middle Ages in Naples or in ancient Greece. But one thing is certain, it is one of the most baked dishes in Italy.
The Italians did not invent ice cream, but developed it over time and gelato was created. It dates back to the Renaissance, specifically in Florence made by the chemist Cosimo Ruggeri. Although gelato translates into "ice cream", unlike regular ice cream, it is made from a mixture of milk and sugar. It contains a small amount of fat and air and is made with more natural flavors, making it melt faster in your mouth. There are many flavors of fruits, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. But the most famous of them is Gelato Stratchella, made from milk chocolate. And it’s absolutely delicious!
It is a loved eggplant dish on the island of Sicily. The warm salad of "Caputna" is one of the most famous and delicious dishes in Italian cuisine, and the dish dates back to the eighteenth century of Sicily. Sicilian cuisine is a wonderful mix of Greek, Arabic and Spanish influences. Italians did not know the eggplant for a long period of time. Until they made contact with Arab merchants. The origin of the plant is from India or Asia. In Europe, it was believed that the eggplant was a cause of fever and epilepsy and was called the crazy apple. It can be eaten differently depending on the region of italy you are in.
“Coffee is the average person’s gold, bringing to its drinker a feeling of luxury and nobility.” On this planet, five hundred billion cups of coffee are consumed annually, including 14 billion cups of Italian espresso. Certainly, Italy is the homeland of espresso coffee. They developed coffee blends that made Italy a milestone in the manufacture of coffee. Coffee is a ritual that is enjoyed several times every day. Italians don’t spend long hours in cafes or take coffee with them on the way to work. Instead, they go to the café (called a bar in Italian) on foot and ask for a cup of coffee from the counter which arrives with a glass of water. There are actually no seats at the counter, Italians consume their coffee standing. It is said that the reason for this is the fact that the Italian law imposes a tax on the chairs in cafes of Italy. Thus, the habit of drinking coffee standing in front of the counter was inspired. During the day, Italians only drink espresso coffee.