ITALIAN TIZIANA PETRUCCI DANIELA SCATA FOOD ’ WHO ARE WE? Tiziana Daniela Making Chinese dumpling!! OUR ITACHI EXPERIENCE Let’s take some group photos!! A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY… • • • Roots: IV century b.C. (influences from the Greeks, Etruscans, Roamans, Jews, Arabs and Byzantines ). 1492: America was discovered and new ingredients were introcuced. Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity, abundance in taste and seasonings. • • • The main feature of Italian cuisine is its extreme simplicity. Dishes and recipes are often created by grandmothers were more than a chef, so many recipes are suited to home cooking. Cheese, wine and coffee have become an important part of Italian cuisine. NORTH CENTER SOUTH NORTH Fonduta, Valle d’Aosta Tirtlen, Trentino Alto Adige Pesto, Liguria Pizzoccheri, Lombardia Baccalà, Veneto Tartufo, Piemonte Frico, Friuli Venezia Giulia CENTER Tortellini, Emilia Romagna Bucatini all’amatriciana, Lazio Torciglione, Umbria Arrosticini, Abruzzo Conchiglie, Marche Pane Carasau, Sardegna Cantucci e Vin Santo, Toscana SOUTH Fusilli alla molisana, Molise Mozzarella di bufala, Campania Caciocavallo, Puglia Panzerotti dolci, Basilicata Parmigiana, Calabria Cannoli, Sicilia AN ITALIAN TRADITION 1 Appetizer 3 Second 2 Main course 4 Dessert A TIPICAL ITALIAN LUNCH Especially in the South of Italy, italian people love have big lunch with all the family or with friends. Italians typically eat at rectangular tables and fathers or grandparents sit at the head table. MISTAKES THAT FOREIGNERS MAKE ABOUT ITALIAN FOOD 1 CAPPUCCINO Never drink a cappuccino with meals. Coffee and cappuccino are a real pride for Italy. The first is to be consumed after meals, the second for breakfast, accompanied by something sweet. 2 RICE AND PASTA The risotto and pasta were not invented to accompany other dishes as if they were bread (except the ossobuco alla milanese, served with saffron risotto). 3 OIL IN BOILING WATER Do not add the oil in the dough. Any dressing should be added after cooking. 4 SPAGHETTI WITH KETCHUP One of the worst vices of foreigners is to dress her plate of pasta with ketchup. "A true culinary sin," has defined the Acadamia Barilla. 5 RED AND WHITE CHECKED TABLECLOTHS Abroad, it is difficult to find an Italian restaurant that does not serve the dishes of red and white checkered tablecloths. In Italy, you do not. Nowhere. LET’S PLAY! CAN RECOGNIZE THESE ITALIAN FOODS? NUMBER ONE… …TWO… …GUESS WHO? NUMBER THREE! NUMBER FOUR! ALMOST FINISHED! DONE! GOOD JOB EVERYONE!