Italian Cuisine

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Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots as far back as the 4th century BCE. Italian cuisine has its origins in Etruscan, ancient Greek, and ancient Roman cuisines.
Significant changes occurred with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, now central to the cuisine but not introduced in quantity until the 18th century. Italian cuisine is noted for its regional diversity, abundance of difference in taste, and it is probably the most popular in the world, with influences abroad.
Italian cuisine is characterized by its simplicity, with many dishes having only four to eight ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation. Ingredients and dishes vary by region. Many dishes that were once regional, however, have proliferated with variations throughout the country.
Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine, with many variations and Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) (regulated appellation) laws. Coffee, specifically espresso, has become important in Italian cuisine.

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_cuisine

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Italian Parmesan served on a black plate. Parmesan is a typical Italian dish.
dish with egg, minced meat and various species isolated on white background
plate of rice with curry and zucchini isolated on white background
croquette fried rice with salad isolated on yellow and white background. Typical fried croquette of Italian cuisine
Italian Parmesan served on a black plate. Parmesan is a typical Italian dish.
croquette fried squash blossoms with vegetable isolated on white background
spaghetti with tuna sauce and parsley served on glass bowl. This is a typical dish of the south of Italy
italian ravioli with zucchini, tomatoes and squash blossoms isolated on white background
two pieces of pizza with tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella cheese served on a black plate
fish dish with baked potatoes isolated on white background
Italian typical dish of fried with vegetables isolated on white background
two pieces of pizza with tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella cheese served on a black plate
cod fillets with vegetables, pistachios and yellow sauce isolated on white background. This is a typical dish of southern Italy
cold meat fillet with cheese and vegetables isolated on white background.
spaghetti with tomato juice, bacon and parmesan served on black dish isolated on white background
Italian pasta with bacon, parmesan cheese and pepper served on glass bowl
Italian pasta with bacon, parmesan cheese and pepper isolated on white background
ham with mozzarella cheese, vegetables and tomato isolated on white background. This is a typical Italian dish
Mussels with tomato juice, vegetable and toast isolated on white background
ravioli with clams with tomato sauce and arugula. This is a typical Italian dish
bean soup with parsley and toasted bread isolated on white background
close-up view of salad with eggs, tomatoes, various types of olives, lettuce, Arabic bread and yogurt sauce
close-up view of salad with eggs, several kinds of olives, lettuce, Arabic bread and yogurt sauce
close up view of various types of bread and breadsticks
close up view of various types of bread and breadsticks
close up view of various types of bread and breadsticks
pizza for sale in a bakery in Rome
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