Italian Cooking is a Lifestyle
Italy, a nation with the longest and complex history of culinary.
Italians take there culinary skills seriously, it is part of our culture, and most important it takes the roll of ‘storia tradizionale‘ (Traditional History).
Cooking and eating for us brings good company and good wine, and the most important time for us to be together is lunch or dinner time.
Wherever we are at home or at one of the many restaurants or tratoria’s, despite the busy life most of us Italians still visit the local market to buy the best produce and freshest ingrediants that is available to us all year round. We Italians like to eat food that is grown locally, and at the time of the year when they are fully ripe.
In the old days around the 1800’s before the unification of Italy, the country was divided in small republics and kingdoms and each one of them developed their own cuisine.
In the fertile plains of the north of Italy they produce beef and dairy products, butter is used more than oil for cooking, and the bases of the sauces, they are mostly cream and cheeses.
The south of Italy is more hot and arid and the diet was different, olive oil is one of the bases then vegetables, fish and cheeses, made from sheeps and goats milk.
Around the coast they tend to eat more seafood.
In the mountain regions they eat more cured meats, that are preserved for long periods, which is very important for the cooking.
We italians like to eat the best and drink good wines.
Italy one of the best countries in the world that the people eat simple and healthy and they live longer lives in a stylish way.