Our Italian Kitchen - Digging Up Roots in the Boot Our Italian Kitchen

Our Italian Kitchen

Diego and Lilla invite you into their cozy Italian kitchen to share some authentic Italian recipes while they talk about Italian culture, traditions, superstitions, proverbs, and much more!  To receive updates when new videos post, subscribe to the Digging up Roots in the Boot YouTube Channel.


Italian Cuisine

Italian Cuisine varies considerably from region to region. The differences are especially notable between the northern and southern regions. Polenta and risottos are very popular in Northern Italy. Whereas, Southern Italian dishes include fresh tomatoes or tomato-based sauces and Mediterranean vegetables. Moreover, many regional dishes have gained national and international recognition. For example, pizza is one of the worlds most popular foods, and tiramisu is an international renowned dessert. Italian cuisine uses simple quality ingredients. Chefs and cooks pride themselves on cooking with quality ingredients rather than using elaborated preparation. Traditionally, meals in Italy consisted of four or five courses. Especially on Saturday evening or Sunday lunch. Meals are a way to socialize and spend time with family and friends. So, meals last longer than in other cultures. During holidays such as Christmas, Easter and New Year’s Eve, feasts can last for hours.

Full Course Meals in the Italian Kitchen

Today, full-course meals are mainly reserved for special events such as weddings. They start with an aperitivo followed by an antipasto. The primo or first course is dish like pasta, risotto, or soup. The secondo is the main dish, and it is usually fish or meat which is accompanied by the contorno or side dish of vegetables or salad. The next course is the first dessert of cheese and fruit or formaggio e frutta. Of course, i dolce are served next and include cakes and gelato. Caffè is a must after the sweets. Finally, the meal is topped off with a digestivo like grappa, amaro, or limoncello.

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