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.
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.
You will never find a definitive recipe for the Ligurian Vegetable Pie. In fact, although it is a tradition, every cook makes it differently, mostly due to season’s availability of the raw materials.
When I travel to South America I find “empanadas” everywhere, from Uruguay to Chile, Argentina, Bolivia…pretty much all the Spanish speaking countries.
Ladies and Gentlemen, hold on tight as this is one of the most iconic, celebrated, tasty and world known Italian recipe: the Carbonara.