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Sicilian Culture: La Vera Cucina
The Regional Foods of Italy

VALLE D' AOSTO
[Regional Food of Valle d' Aosta]
Polenta

PIEMONTE
[Regional Food of Piemonte]
Polenta

LIGURIA
[Regional Food of Liguria]
Ravioli, Pasta con Pesto

LOMBARDIA
[Regional Food of Lombardia]
Minestrone, Risotto,
Gargonzola, Brodetto

TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE
[Regional Food of Trentino]
Minestrone, Risotto,
Gargonzola, Brodetto

EMILIA ROMANO
[Regional Food of Emilia Romano]
Prosciutto, Tortellini, Balsamic Vinegar

FRIULI VENEZIA GUILIA
[Regional Food of Friuli]
Soprosata, Aragosta

VENETO
[Regional Food of Veneto]
Tiramisu, Soprosata

UMBRIA
[Regional Food of Umbria]
Tartufi Neri, Cioccolata di Perugia

TOSCANA
[Regional Food of Tuscany]
Chianti, Truffles, Risotto, Crostini

LAZIO
[Regional Food of Lazio]
Pasta Alla Carbonara
Saltimboca

SARDEGNA
[Regional Food of Sardinia]
Cassola, Buttarga, Pecorina

CAMPANIA
[Regional Food of Campania]
Mozzarella, Cannelloni
Calamari, Pizza, Coffee

BASILICATA
[Regional Food of Basilicata]
Peperonata, Capocallo
Luganeg, Panzarotti


SICILIA
[Regional Food of Sicily]
Pasta con Sardine, Tiramisu
Cannoli, Caponata, Cassata, Spaghetti

THE MARCHES
[Regional Food of The Marche]
Porcetta

ABRUZZO
[Regional Food of Abruzzo]
Bruscetta, Brodetto, Scamorza
Macaroni Alla Chitarana

MOLISE
[Regional Food of Molise]
Bruscetta, Brodetto, Scamorza
Macaroni Alla Chitarana

PUGLIA
[Regional Food of Puglia]
Olio d' Oliva, Calzone

CALABRIA
[Regional Food of Calabria]
Zuppa di Pesce, Provolone
Melanzzane al Funghetto

About The Food

One of the greatest myths must be that all Italian sauces are red. While many Southern Italian dishes do use tomatoes, there are so many other  dishes in Italy that do not involve pasta or even sauce.  As far as history goes, the French loved Italian cooking so much, that when Napoleon invaded Italy, they French took Italian wifes and chefs back to France with them... this is how great French cuisine was born as well.  Now you can find Italian influences in nearly every type of cuisine throughout the world, and it is clearly everyone's favorite type of ethnic food.   

If you are a typical Italian ("typical" meaning you are 1st or 2nd generation Italian) the menu for the week is actually quite simple... Sunday you make the Meat Sauce, Monday you make something else, Tuesday you have the sauce leftover from Sunday over fresh pasta, Wednesday you make something else, Thursday you eat that same sauce from Sunday (its usually made in big batches), Friday you make real homemade pizza with fish and/or tuna fish sandwiches (old school Italians NEVER eat meat on Friday, even if its not Lent).  Saturday, if you do not go out to dinner, you might enjoy trying one of the more gourmet dishes like Chicken Marsala or Siciliana, or Sicilian Salmon.

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