This section of WebFoodCulture is about the most typical appetizers from Italy and all over the world. The following articles show their history, places, ingredients, preparation, calories, pairings and many interesting facts. Let’s find out the most traditional restaurants to enjoy their authentic taste.
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Specialties usually served at the beginning of a meal to whet the appetite. Some of them can also be considered ‘street food’.
‘Crocchè’, the Neapolitan potato croquettes, are among the most typical street foods of this city. Let’s find out their history and recipe. Let’s visit the most traditional ‘friggitorie’ preparing them, so as to appreciate their original flavor. Let’s taste this specialty while strolling through the ‘vicoli’, the fascinating alleys of the ‘city of the sun’. (Read more)
Tomato bruschetta is one of the best Italian appetizers. Its recipe includes just bread, tomato, olive oil, basil and garlic: their tastes and colors bring to the mind the Classical Age, a time of long past when Roman merchant ships crossed the Mediterranean sea, carrying jars full of wheat and wine. (Read more)
Italy – Section: Appetizers
Some types of food are so much part of our everyday life to attract little attention. Great is the surprise finding out their true origin, involving fascinating stories and interesting people. People like George Crum, a very special cook, considered by many the ‘accidental’ inventor of potato ‘chips’. (Read more)
‘The ‘Empanada’ consists in filled pastry dough: it’s a simple and yet delicious preparation originally from Spain and much appreciated in many countries of South America. It’s also one of the food specialties served in the ‘Milongas’, the tango ballrooms: the most famous are in the city of Buenos Aires. (coming soon)
“CRUNCH, CRUNCH, I DON’T WANT NO LUNCH. ALL I WANT IS POTATO CHIPS”
A ‘Sandwich’ for the English Count. .
Probably not everyone knows that the word ‘sandwich’ comes from the name of a nobleman: John Montagu, IV Count of Sandwich. It seems that he used to eat quite a lot of them: some say to keep working at his desk, some others to keep playing his beloved sessions of golf.
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