A recipe has no soul, it is the cook who must bring soul to the recipe. And when we talk about Italian cuisine every dish is made with love and a soul that remains in the heart forever. The cuisine is known to be inspired by its rich culture and lavish lifestyle. The cuisine is healthy and traditional, which makes it popular around the world. The cuisine is bold, satisfying and yet not being heavy, which is another reason that it is loved and can be savoured at any time of the day. Adding to the fine qualities of the cuisine is its rich, textural elements and uses a whole palette of flavours.
The cuisine is known as soulful because the essence of the place is emotional. Italian cuisine is not just a blend of vegetables and spices. It is cooked with love and is authentic in taste that would leave your taste buds asking for more. The cuisine is made with various staples that are often used in combinations within the recipes. So, let’s have a look at each part of an Italian meal and recipes that you can try at home.
1. Begin your evening with mouth-watering Appetizers
While planning your meal, start with antipasti or appetizer as it would be served in an Italian restaurant. In their tradition, antipasti mean “before the meal” and is a major part of the Italian cuisine and has been a part of the culture for many centuries. You can go for Bread and Tomato Soup, exquisite Italian Salad, and Garlic Bread Bruschetta.
2. Eat healthy with the Main Course
Now when it comes to dinner, nothing can be beat a well cooked and healthy dinner. You can serve your taste buds with two types of Italian cuisines.
Primo Piatto, known as first course in Italian cuisine, which means dishes made up of grain such as Pasta, Risotto Gnocchi, or Polenta. Some of the popular dishes are Spaghetti Bolognese, Spinach Cannelloni and Lasagna al Forno.
Another one is Secondo Piatto, which consists of meat and fish. It includes steak, roasts, braises, lamb and chicken.
3. The best part of the meal is Dessert
A meal is always incomplete without a sweet and when it comes to Italian meals, Zucotto is a molded dessert made in the shape of a dome and created with ladyfingers soaked in liquor and filled with almonds whipped cream and chocolate. Another dessert that you can try is Quick Tiramisu that is quickly made and is delicious as well.
So, are you ready to organize an Italian soiree at your place? One thing is for sure that you will enjoy an authentic taste of Italian cuisine and the way it should be enjoyed!