A sample of foods we will be exploring on our trip.
The contents of an antipasto vary greatly according to regional cuisine.
(fried Squid, fish, and shrimp)
(tea sandwiches which may include fillings such asasparagus,eggs, tuna, cheese, salami, olives, arugula)
Polpette di Ricotta
Peperoni con Acciughe
(stuffed cherry peppers)
stuffed and fried squash blossoms
toasted bread with tomato, basil and olive oil
Traditional antipasto platter
includes cured meats, olives, peperoncini, mushrooms, anchovies, artichoke hearts, various cheeses, pickled meats and vegetables.
Focaccia al rosmarino
Cipolline in Agrodolce
Small Onions in a Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Spaghetti alla puttanesca
The ingredients are typical of Southern Italian cuisine: tomatoes, olive oil, olives, capers and garlic.
Linguine con cozze
Spaghetti with Mussels
A classic rice dish cooked in broth to a creamy consistency. The broth may be meat-, fish-, or vegetable-based with butter, wine and onion.
A complex sauce which involves slow cooking using a a characteristic soffritto of onion, celery and carrot, different types of minced or finely chopped meat (generally beef, pork, and pancetta), wine and a small amount of tomato concentrate.
Noodles with clams,oil, garlic, parsley, and sometimes a splash of white wine
Refers to a dish made with several layers of lasagne sheets alternated with sauces and various other ingredients and then baked.
Spaghetti noodles with eggs, cheese (Pecorino Romano or Parmigiano-Reggiano), bacon (pancetta), and black pepper.
Carciofi alla giudia
The recipe is essentially a deep-fried artichoke, and originated in the Jewish community of Rome.
The modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy.True Italian pizza is an oven-baked and a very thin flat, round bread typically topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings made for one person.
Pappa al Pomodoro
Tuscan Tomato, Bread and Herb Soup
Tuscan Vegetable Soup
Gnocchi Verdi e di Patate
Potato Gnocchi and Potato and Spinach Gnocchi
Pesto alla Genovese
Fresh Basil Pesto
Pasta e fagioli
Pasta and bean soup
Stuffed Round Zucchini/Courgettes
A sorbet like dessert originally from Sicily,this semi-frozen dessert is made from sugar, water and various flavorings
these "little tubes" consist of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy ricotta filling.
literally means "pick me up" or "lift me up". It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of egg yolks and mascarpone cheese, and cocoa.
a custard-based dessert originally from the Emilia-Romagna region
Hand made ice cream made with milk, cream, and flavoring such as fresh fruit, nut purees, chocolate, etc.
twice-baked cookies that are oblong-shaped made dry and crunchy through cutting the loaf of dough while still hot and fresh from baking in the oven.
a dessert from the Northern Italian region of Piedmont made by simmering together cream, milk and sugar, and letting it cool until set. Generally served with wild berries, caramel, chocolate sauce or mixed fruit.
Crostata di Frutta
Fruit and Custard Tart
Torta di ricotta
Italian baked cheesecake