Lunch in Italy
Travel to Italy for the delicious cuisine
One of my favourite things about visiting a new place is sampling the local food. Italy has one of the most well-known cuisines in the world, it is very popular with many people and there are a few different types of dishes that are most associated with Italian cooking. The first has to be pizza and although anyone can have a go at making it, in Italy they seem to have a knack for it that no-one else does. Traditional toppings include margherita and pepperoni, however there are many, many more. A favourite with many people is Pizza al Prosciutto, which contains the delicious finely sliced cooked ham that is just salty enough, yet brings with it a subtlety that cannot be rivalled.
Of course, along with the pizza you also have a wide range of delicious pastas. Italian pasta is popular all over the world and it has made it into the daily diets of many people. It is not uncommon for someone to come home after a long day at work, make some pasta and sit down in front of the television or a game of Party Poker. A popular recipe is Spaghetti alla Carbonara, pasta with pancetta and cream. Another staple is pesto pasta which is really simple to make, if you buy a jar of pesto and simply mix it in with your cooked pasta. There are many other types of pasta sauce, as well as numerous styles of pasta cooking.
In Italy, lunch is traditionally the largest meal of the day, with dinner comprising of salad, soup, risotto or sometimes the leftovers from the lunchtime meal. Here, dinner is also usually eaten later than it is in northern Europe, around the same time as it is eaten in Mediterranean countries. Authentic Italian food is a delicious joy to eat and I would definitely recommend travelling to Italy with this as one on your main purposes.