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Buon Appetito Italian Cuisine

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Susana Pedrosa

on 11 April 2011

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Italian Cuisine The Italian cuisine is one of the most varied cuisines. Italy was unified in1861, and the Italian cuisine was reflected by the cultural variety of the regions in Italy and by the Italian history, which was influenced from Greek, Roman, Norman and Arab civilizations. The Italian cuisine is considered as a prime example for a 'perfecto' cuisine, and is imitated all over the world. •Breakfast: Breakfast (7.00 – 11.00)
Yogurt or a croissant with a cappuccino serve the Italians well. •Lunch: 12:30- 2:00
Lunch is typically the biggest meal of the day. Many courses are served over a period of time.
Usually an Italian lunch consists of a huge helping of pasta, followed by some chicken or beef, accompanied by bread, cheese, and some other cold-cuts, maybe some fried veggies of some kind and topped off with a dessert - typically a variety of fruit. Sometimes accompanied by wine, always with water, and ending with a full tummy and the need for a nap. •Dinner: 8:00- 10:00
Dinner is served very late. Most restaurants close after lunch and reopen at 8 p.m. The typical family dinner is still a tradition throughout Italy. Lighter than lunch, dinner will usually consist of a pasta dish and at least two vegetables. Common foods:
•Beans for soups
•Pine nuts: This nut is used to not only accent pasta dishes, but also as a main ingredient in popular desserts. Commonly used in Pesto sauce.
•Rice: Popular dish it is used in is risotto, also soups and stews. Risotto is one of the most famous appetizers in Italy
•Best olive oil is known as extra virgin olive oil. It is used not only to cook food in, but also as a dressing for salad and a dipping option for bread.
• Tomatoes are always Roma, which are longer and skinnier than regular tomatoes and a little sweeter.
• Thin based pizza w/ minimal topping. Christianity is one of the biggest religions in Italy making Christmas the big ticket item at the end of the year. Different areas Italy have developed their own Christmas traditions such as some may eat fish only, some no meat and others eat anything and everything. On Christmas eve Italian’s eat very little to prepare for the big celebration that is to come on Christmas day. They traditional eat fish on this night. This tradition is called the 7 fishes. Popular dishes can include spaghetti with mussels, grilled lobster and linguini with clam sauce. Traditional after dinner they attend at midnight mass when after they enjoy a panettone a fruit cake with wine. Then comes Christmas day, the big feast, they frist start with a platter of cold meats then the main course is a turkey with different types of pasta. Then come the deserts that can consist of pandoro (a light, golden cake), rococo (crisp almond rings) and Panettone fruit cake. Religious sites:
Italy is home to a vast array of sacred sites encompassing a variety of traditions, from ancient Roman temples and early Christian sites to medieval synagogues and magnificent Renaissance cathedrals.
Holy House of Loreto- Loreto, Marche, Italy. Attraction is the Holy House, the place where the Annunciation took place and where Jesus was born. According to the legend it was carried there by the angels, however it was done by crusaders. That makes of Loreto a crucial religious destination. Pizza
Cooking Time: 30 - 45 minutes
Oven Setting: Preheat to 200C or Gas Mark 6

Ingredients for basic pizza dough:
1 lb flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 oz yeast
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 pint of milk (warmed)
3 large eggs (beaten)
4 oz butter (creamed)

1. Sift the flour and salt into a warmed bowl.
2. Cream yeast and sugar and add to the warmed milk with the beaten eggs.
3. Add this liquid to the flour and beat thoroughly.
4. Work the creamed butter into the dough.
5. Cover and leave for 40 minutes to rise.
6. Divide the risen dough into four pieces.
7. Flour the dough lightly and pat it out with the palm of your hand and lay over an ovenproof dish or flan ring. I prefer to use an ovenproof dish.
8. You are now ready to add your ingredients.
Ingredients for the pizza:

2 lb button mushrooms (sliced)
3 large onions (chopped)
8 cloves garlic (sliced)
3 cans of plum tomatoes (chopped)
8 tablespoons of olive oil
8 oz Mozzarella cheese (sliced)
salt and pepper
seasoning ( pinch of oregano and basil)
anchovy fillets (optional)
pineapple chunks (optional
sausage (optional)
ham (optional)
sweetcorn (optional)
1. Fry the garlic in the olive oil until soft not browned. Keep warm.
2. Fry the onions until soft not browned. Keep warm.
3. Add more olive oil if necessary.
3. Fry the mushrooms until soft. Keep warm.
4. Set the oven at 200C or Gas Mark 6.
5. Cover the dough with the tomatoes.
6. Add the Mozzarella cheese slices.
7. Add the garlic.
8. Add the onions.
9. Add the mushrooms.
10. Add any other topping of your choice.
11. Add salt and pepper to taste.
12. Add seasoning.
13. Prove pizza for 10-15 minutes, then bake in the pre-set oven for 30-45 minutes.
14. Once cooked, slide the pizza onto a wooden board for slicing. how to make Gnocchi how to make Tiramisu How to make Fettuccine Alfredo

Serves: 2-4


1 lb beef steak tomatoes (cut into wedges or slices as preferred)
8 oz mozzarella cheese (sliced)
2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon fresh chives (chopped)
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon whole grain mustard
6 tablespoons olive oil (virgin)
salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)

To Garnish:
1. Fresh chives (chopped)
2. 8 basil leaves
1. Place tomatoes, mozzarella, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in a bowl.
2. Place the dressing ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake until blended.
3. Pour blended dressing over the salad and toss.
4. Garnish the Mozzarella and tomato salad with the fresh chopped chives.
5. Decorate with the basil leaves.
6. Serve with fresh bread. Mozzarella and Tomato Salad
Pizza part 1 Pizza: Part 2 Making the Topping Bruschetta
Serves: 4-6


6 plum tomatoes (ripe)
basil leaves (roughly torn)
2 garlic cloves
6 tablespoons olive oil (virgin)
salt and pepper (to taste)
Italian bread (12 slices)
1. Prepare the tomatoes by placing them in a bowl and pouring boiling water over them. Leave for only one minute.
2. Drain the tomatoes, remove and dispense with the skins.
3. Finely chop the tomatoes.
4. Place the bread slices under a grill and toast on both sides.
5. Rub the garlic cloves over each slice of bread.
6. Drizzle the olive oil over each slice of bread.
7. Add the tomatoes and top off with the basil leaves.
8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
9. Serve the bruschetta immediately.
How to make Bruschetta Italian Christmas • Saint Anthony’s Basilica is the best attraction for religious tourists coming in Padua. It’s one of the many places in Italy, like Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, where Religion and Culture embrace each other, so it’s daily visited by hundreds of people. Is in Padua, Northern Italy. leaning tower of pisa Religious Site - Holy House of Loreto Eatting patterns Meals in Italy usually contain no fewer than 3-4 courses. Meals are seen as a time to spend with family and friends The leaning tower of Pisa or in Italian Torre Pemdente was made between 1173-1350. This bell tower was designed by Bonanno Pisano. In its early stages of building around 1178 the third story started to lean. It is 8 stories in high or 55.863 meters tall. It was closed to the public in January 1990 then reopen back in December 2001. McDonalds
Local varieties include: Mozzarella sticks crumbled and fried, cremogelati, caprese salad (lettuce, cherry tomatoes, soft white cheese and carrot), different frappe flavours, and beer is also available!
The End! Made by Susana Pedrosa and Taylor Bain Bibliography
1. Saint Anthony’s Basilica & The Holy House of Loreto
(2010) accessed online 22/03
2. Italian Diet
B. Jones (2010) accessed online 24/03
3. Popular Italian Foods
A.Sirtle ( 2011) accessed online 24/03
4. An Italian Diet
Unknown Author (2010) accessed online 30/03
5. “How to make Gnocchi”
6. “How to make pizza”
7. “Italian Christmas”
8. “How to make bruschetta”
9. “how to make tiramisu”
10. “How to make fettuccine alfredo” http://www.italiantraditionalfood.com/fettuccine_alfredo.html
11. “Leaning tower of Pisa”

Italy stretches from Italy stretches from Mont Blanc mountain range in the north, to the Mediterranean Sea in the south. This wide range of causes the weather to vary. Italy's climate varies from the cold in the northerly region to hot and dry the south. In the mountains of Italy the temperatures drops quickly, winters in the north are much colder with a January average temperature of -8c. In much of Italy’s summer temperatures is an average 24oC.
Bibligraphy Italian Climate
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