Many people, especially the Italians, regard eating both a necessity and a most pleasurable moment: eating for them is synonymous with relaxing, enjoying a nice break from work, savoring the best nature can give you. It does not reallyl make much difference whether you eat at home or out in a restaurant, meals will always comprise seasonal produce prepared in the most accurate way. Let’s have a look at some of the most typical Italian recipes, no matter how simple they may be, your expectations will surely be fulfilled!
Pasta courses should be rearded as our most typical starters: the most simple of them all is perhaps a recipe from the Abruzzo region, in central Italy – Spaghetti all’aglio, olio e peperoncino (Spaghetti with Garlic, Olive Oil & Chili Peppers).
Another typical first course is “risotto alla Milanese” consisting of top-quality rice, saffron, typical Italian Parmesan cheese, beef marrow for the broth and a touch of white wine to be allowed to evaporate.
As for second courses, if we are to stick to the Milan area, we suggest the simple but tasty “Cotoletta alla Milanese”, the breaded veal cutlet, cooked in butter.
A feather in the cap of seaside beachclubs and restaurants is “Fritto misto” or mixture of fried fish – squid, crayfish, mullet and the best, freshest fish the sea can offer.
Italian cookery is truly extensive , there are endless, succulent possibilities!