The Food of Italy (Flavors of the World) by Sara Louise Kras

By Sara Louise Kras

Learning global cultures hasn't ever been so tasty! Flavors of the area bargains scholars an creation to the wealthy and various meals chanced on worldwide. from Italy's cured meats and pasta to Mexico's tortillas and mole, scholars achieve an realizing of the function that meals performs in global cultures.

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Non r e l ig io u s F es t ivals Because food is such an important part of Italian culture, food festivals are held throughout the year, either to celebrate the harvest or to promote the eating of different foods within the country. During the fall, truffles are celebrated, especially in the regions of Piedmont, Tuscany, and Marche. At one of the largest truffle festivals, held in the Piedmont city of Alba, white truffles are Fe st i v a l s a nd Tr a di t i o ns 49 auctioned to chefs from around the world.

Th is eaten ev is soup erywhere in It a ly . Mostly, it consists of a variety o f v e g etables. However, c ooks in som e locations a protein in th dd e form of c h icken, ham or pancett , a. Have an adult help prepare this you tasty soup. Ingredients Olive oil 1/2 cup min ce d onion 1/4 cup cho pped green beans 1/4 cup dic ed zucchin i 1/4 cup shre dded carro ts 1/4 cup cho pped celery 2 cloves ga rlic, minced 2 cups vege table broth 1 15 oz can tomatoes, diced 1 15 oz can kidney beans, drain ed 1 15 oz can white bean s, drained 1 tablespoo n minced fresh parsle y 3/4 teaspoo n dried oregano 3/4 teaspoo n salt 1/4 teaspoo n black pepper 1/4 teaspoo n dried basil 1/8 teaspoo n dried thyme 1 1/2 cups h ot water 2 cups fres h baby spinach 1/4 cup smal l shell pasta Grated Par mesan cheese Directions Heat about 1 1/2 tablesp oons of oliv in onion, gre e oil in a so en beans, z up pot.

It is then used to season fish, eggplant, soups, and sauces. E a t i n g Out In Italy, cafés, pizzerias, trattorias, and osterias are favorite places for meeting friends and socializing. Owners of cafés, Daily Life 39 Italian Sausages Sausages are an important part of the food culture in Italy. Italian sausages are usually made from pork. But, other meat such as goose or donkey may be used, depending on the region. Sausages are made by combining ground meat with spices and stuffing the mixture into thin natural casings.

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