Monday, November 22, 2010

Eat :Italian Feast

"No town can live peacefully, whatever its laws, when its citizens .. do nothing but feast and drink and tire themselves out in the cares of love" - Plato

Whatever , i was fascinated to dig on some of the best Italian foods and showcase the same here in my journal. I stumbled upon the following map when i googled "food in Italy"

Polenta is the yellow color base(dough) kind of food . Polenta is a popular food dish that has long been common in Italian and other European cuisine, but has recently gained attention in the United States as well. It is made from ground cornmeal, which is then boiled in water to create a porridge-like substance. Depending on the variety, it can be ground either coarsely or finely, and may be made from either yellow or white cornmeal.
I think I can even add recipes to these food.. Mouth watering... Next is the most favourite drink of mine. "Caffe" In Italy Venice is a place for best coffee. One can find as many  kinds of coffee in Italy as there are pastas.

Italian Vocabulary List: Coffee

•caffè (espresso)—a small cup of very strong coffee, i.e., espresso
•caffè Americano—American-style coffee, but stronger; weaker than espresso and served in a large cup
•caffè corretto—coffee "corrected" with a shot of grappa, cognac, or other spirit
•caffè doppio—double espresso
•caffè freddo—iced coffee
•caffè Hag—decaffeinated coffee
•caffè latte—hot milk mixed with coffee and served in a glass for breakfast
•caffè macchiato—espresso "stained" with a drop of steamed milk: small version of a cappuccino
•caffè marocchino—espresso with a dash of hot milk and cacao powder
•caffè stretto—espresso with less water; rocket fuel!
•cappuccino—espresso infused with steamed milk and drunk in the morning, but never after lunch or dinner
•granita di caffè con panna—frozen, iced beverage (similar to a slush, but ice shavings make it authentic) and topped with whipped cream

Cannoli is a Sicilian pastry dessert. They are tube-shaped shells made of pastry dough, filled with a sweet and creamy filling usually containing ricotta cheese blended with some flavor of vanilla, chocolate, pistachio or other. Liz last trip in Italy was to Sicily.

Gelato ...I wonder what is the difference between gelato and ice cream.. I googled it again. Itz ice cream which is more creamy than usual ice cream. One main difference I found reading is : Ice cream legally has a minimum of 10 percent fat, gelato is made with a greater proportion of whole milk to cream, so it contains more like five to seven percent fat.

Anyway differences apart. I cant resist the temptation towards both.

Very common food : Pasta Pesto.. commonly available in all parts of the world these days.. Colourful tasty pasta here.

Focaccia  is a flat oven-baked Italian bread, which may be topped with herbs or other ingredients.Focaccia is related to pizza, but not considered to be the same.

I enjoyed knowing these food from Italy. Mouth watering experience.. Will be back with the above recipes too....

*Yummy Post*

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