How to Eat Italian Food
Eating Italian food can never be boring! I eat a lot of Italian food and I strongly feel the most interesting thing about Italian food is that every region has its own special dishes. Italian food is truly delicious and varied.
Here’s how to eat Italian food
1. Taste a veal dish. Flavorful veal forms an integral part of Italian food. From Veal Francaise, a lightly breaded cutlet with lemon and butter sauce, to Veal Parmesan, the well-known veal dish topped with red sauce and cheese, to Veal Florentine, a veal cutlet topped with sautéed spinach and cheese, veal dishes are a delight!
2. Sample a white truffle. It is a much loved delicacy of Italy's Piedmont region. This highly esteemed white truffle commonly grows symbiotically at the base of oak, poplar and hazel tree fills the markets of Alba and Turin in October and November. White truffles are also known as Alba Madonna. I have observed that generally the local chefs use it in a variety of dishes, such as shaved over pasta or added under the skin of roast chicken or duck.
3. Try Ciambotta or Giambotta. It is a hearty vegetable stew which is commonly eaten as a side dish. Common ingredients are eggplants, beans, tomatoes, peppers and spinach. Whatever combination of compatible vegetables you use, Ciambotta or Giambotta always tastes terrific. Grab a loaf of crusty bread to complete the meal. You can pair the stew with grilled steak, sausages or chicken also.
4. Enjoy spaghetti and meatballs as well! Southern Italy is the home of the red sauce, eggplant parmesan, and spaghetti and meatballs. To make spaghetti with meatballs you'll need spaghetti, good marinara sauce, and the meatballs. Naples is hold as the home of pizza although the Italian version is a thin-crusted yet tasty pie with raw ingredients that bears little resemblance to the American pizza.