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The most typical and traditional side dishes

THE MOST TYPICAL AND TRADITIONAL SIDE DISHES. THEIR ORIGINS, INFORMATION AND INTERESTING FACTS. THE HISTORIC RESTAURANTS TO ENJOY THEIR AUTHENTIC FLAVOR.

This section of WebFoodCulture is about the most typical and traditional side dishes from Italy and all over the world. The following articles include their fascinating origins, useful information and interesting facts. They also provide indications on the historic restaurants and producers of these delicacies, giving the opportunity to taste their authentic flavor.

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Specialties meant to accompany the main course, often made with vegetables, beans, etc.


‘Cianfotta’. ‘Cianfotta’.

‘Cianfotta’.

Some Italian food specialties, although deriving from a common recipe, get different names and characteristics depending on the region where they are prepared. For example, the ‘Cianfotta’, also known as ‘Ciambotta’. To explain these differences, it’s necessary to remember the interesting history of this country.
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Napoleon's 'grissini' (img-01) Napoleon's 'grissini' (img-01)

Napoleon’s ‘grissini’.

‘Grissini’, one of the most famous specialties from the Italian city of Turin, were invented a long time ago to feed a sick young prince. Napoleon, the famous French Emperor, loved so much ‘le petits bâtons de Turin’, to establish a courier service to have them regularly delivered to Paris. (coming soon)

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Pretzel, bread of the monks.

Pretzel, bread made by monks.

‘Pretzel’ is a type of bread very common in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and in the Adige / Südtirol area. Even if there are no decisive proofs, its origin most probably dates back to the Medieval Period. Some think it was invented by monks: to support this theory they point out that its classic shape, the ‘pretzel knot’, has three holes, symbolizing the Holy Trinity.




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