he main sections of Webfoodculture are based on the typical courses of the traditional Italian meal. The choice to use this particular order to organize different kinds of food from all around the world is due to the great reputation of the gastronomy of this country. This section is about second courses (‘secondi’): they include meat and fish preparations, cooked and seasoned in many different ways.


Meat and fish preparations.

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

Asado by an Argentine gaucho.


he literal translation of the word ‘asado’ is ‘roasted’. The ‘gauchos’, undisputed rulers of the wild Pampa plains, have always been very expert in cooking meat this way. Let’s meet this unique people, finding out who they are and why their favorite food is so famous worldwide. (continue)

: Argentine

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

The Radetzky’s cutlets.


ilanese cutlet and Wiener Schnitzel have a very similar recipe: for many years it was not clear which one was invented first and if one could be a copy of the other. The content of a letter supposedly sent by Field Marshal Radetzky, Austrian national hero, seemed to have solved the issue … (continue)

: Austria

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

‘Mici’: meatballs for Count Dracula.


ici’ are typical 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

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

Goulash for the Europaen 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 favourite food of the herdsmen driving cattle from Eastern to Central Europe. (coming soon)

: Hungary

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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