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his section of WebFoodCulture is about the most typical international food specialties usually served as main courses. The following articles include not just recipes, but also fascinating stories and interesting facts. More importantly, they provide precious indications on the most traditional restaurants and producers, giving the opportunity to taste the original flavor of these delicacies.


Meat and fish specialties. The historic restaurants.

Asado by an Argentine gaucho (img-01) Asado by an Argentine gaucho (img-01)


sado is a traditional Argentine food: tasting it gives the opportunity to understand the spirit of the country. Let’s deepen the knowledge of this delicious specialty, finding out its fascinating history and how it’s prepared. Let’s visit the most traditional restaurant preparing it. (continue)

Argentine – Section: Main courses

The Radetzky's cutlets (img-02) The Radetzky's cutlets (img-02)


eal Milanese (or ‘Milanese cutlet’) and Wiener Schnitzel have similar recipes: for many years, it was not clear which one was invented first and if one could be a copy of the other. Let’s deepen our knowledge about the two specialties. Let’s visit the most traditional restaurants preparing them. (continue)

Austria – Section: Main courses

The most traditional specialties.

'Mici': meatballs for Count Dracula (img-03) 'Mici': meatballs for Count Dracula (img-03)

‘Mici’: meatballs for Count Dracula.


ici’ are traditional meatballs from Romania. They have a very strong taste since one of their main ingredients is garlic. It’s a taste notoriously despised by Count Dracula and, more in general, by all vampires. Is it a coincidence that these supernatural beings are from Romania too? (coming soon)

Romania – Section: Main courses

Goulash for the Europaen herdsmen. Goulash for the Europaen herdsmen.

Goulash for the European herdsmen.


oulash is one of the most famous recipes of the Hungarian culinary tradition: it’s a stew made with meat, potatoes, onions, carrots and a good quantity of paprika. Also known as ‘gulyás’, it once was the favorite food of the herdsmen driving cattle from Eastern to Central Europe. (coming soon)

Hungary – Section: Main courses

Kafka about food (img-04)

‘Arrosticini’ from Abruzzo.


rrosticini’ are one of the most traditional foods from Abruzzo, a region of central Italy. This preparation is very simple and yet delicious, invented in the past by the local shepherds to feed themselves with what they had: sheeps. The meat of the animal is cut in little pieces, put on a stick and roasted.

Here follows a short list of some dialectal words regarding the ‘arrosticini’:
Young sheep: ‘ciavarra’;
Brazier: ‘furnacella’;
Sticks: ‘ cippitelli’;

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img-01 (*) – A group of Argentine gauchos (Wikipedia Link) {PD-US}
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