One of the European areas with better and more complex culinary trends is Italy, with its various regions presents a complete gastronomic culture that should be part of our tour of the main tourist attractions (in fact they exist within the gastronomic tours tourist offer in Italy).
Among the most popular dishes of Italian cuisine are:
The pizza. That with all varieties and supplements is undoubtedly the most popular dish not only in Italy but in much of the world, and is the variety of textures and content which may include your preparation, make it an ideal dish to be adapted to other cultures by their ability to fuse different ingredients.
The more traditional pizza is made up of a baked flat bread (made from wheat flour, water, salt and yeast) that is covered with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese.
The risotto. This traditional dish made with rice, glutinous rice is a strong odor and flavor served in Italy. Its flavor is complemented with cream and mozzarella cheese.
Focaccia with rosemary. Typical of the province of Genoa on the rosemary focaccia is a dish similar to pizza-at least in the development of mass-which consists of flour, water, fresh yeast, salt, olive oil and fresh rosemary.
In the world of pasta, most Italian in origin, so that we can mention a very varied set. Most of them are eaten with various sauces made based on olive oil (rich in Italy) and herbs such as thyme and basil. Among the best known we can highlight:
The lasagna. Pasta is served on plates that are interspersed with meat sauce, different types of cheeses, and even can be filled with seafood and vegetables, and then receive a generous portion of parmesan cheese that is made over it then sets the oven. This dish is traditional for the winter time.
The ravioli. This dish consists of pieces of dough into squares that retracts and filled according to the tastes of each region or country. For example, we find ravioli gravy, vegetables, seafood, chicken, among others.
The tortellini, the cappelletti and pansotti:. All variants of pasta in different ways, for example rings, which are filled with meats, cheeses, hams, and other, and they are usually served in dishes accompanied with a little broth and sauces.