One of the best memories I have of me, cooking with my grandmother, is making "polpette al sugo". It's a very simple and quick recipe, perfect for any occasion for a family meal.
There are several Italian recipes that are pretty popular and available at restaurants all around the globe, even at non Italian places. Gnocchi is certainly one of them.
Before 1819 coffe was made with the "canovar" method by immersing a canvas bag containing the coffee powder, tied with a cord, in water. Pretty much the same thing we do nowadays with tea
Among the several recipes I wanted to make once home I picked one which originated in the area of Palermo, although nowadays you find it everywhere in Sicily. It's called Pasta con le Sarde.
I had the chance to buy some special hazelnuts yesterday and I decided to bake one of the most popular biscuits of my area: Baci di Dama.
Within the context of the Mediterranean sea the cooking techniques and traditions are somehow similar, thus making it difficult sometimes to allocate a recipe to a specific Country rather than to another.
Food is pretty much a religion in Italy, so the official starters of the Piedmont Region are approximately 140. Our creativity may allow us to create new ones, but for those who are very sticky to tradition, nothing can be served as an official starter out of the codified ones.