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World Famous Italian Dishes That Are Not Italian

World Famous Italian Dishes That Are Not Italian

World Famous Italian Dishes That Are Not Italian. Italy is famous all over the world for food, the moda e la history millennial. Most of the tourists who visit our beautiful country come for trendy shopping, the visit of the most beautiful cities of art e THE FOOD.

Food is certainly a driving sector of ours economy, often ours dishes they are copied and we see it when we visit other countries. This copy copy it amuses me a lot. Just imagine there are dishes passed off as Italians that really they do not exist in our country. A small list to follow.

Some Italian dishes that are famous abroad but are not Italian

Spaghetti with Meatballs. The Disney he even used them in a famous one cartoon, okay, they do not exist in Italy. You can eat spaghetti with meatball sauce, then the meatballs served in a second course of meat, but never together.

The Hawaiian or if you prefer pizza with pineapple you will certainly not find it in Italian pizzerias.

World Famous Italian Dishes That Are Not Italian

The Pepperoni Pizza: Do Not, I'm sorry for you but it doesn't exist in Italy, You can find pizza with spicy salami if you want to eat it in a pizzeria.

The garlic bread or call it Garlic bread, even this recipe is definitely not Italian, yet it is so famous around the world, everyone is convinced that it is an Italian dish.

Other non-Italian dishes passed off as such

Fettuccine Alfredo: Surely the fettuccine Alfredo do not exist in Italy, but believe us they are very famous all over the world. You can't imagine how many tourists sit at the table and order the fettuccine Alfredo.

Italian dressing: If you happen to go to New York buyout, it is a salad dressing, made with water, lemon juice, vegetable oil, and a mix of herbs, such as fennel, dill, oregano and salt. This sauce is also not Italian, different from our oil, salt and vinegar.

You want to know others?

The Fra Diavolo sauce: it's a tomato sauce spicy with chilli, garlic, parsley and basil, used to season the pasta oppure i seafood. Not that it's not good, but it certainly does not exist in Italy.

Spaghetti Bolognese: Try asking a Bolognese, will laugh in your face, maybe yes to Bolognese tagliatelle, but certainly not spaghetti.

There are others? This thing is funny

Chicken Parmigiana: Yes, you read that right, nothing eggplant, in its place a chicken cutlet, really funny.

The Carbonara: just think that even here in Italy this dish is always subject to lighting discussions, let alone find it served with cream. Anything, try to explain to him not to put cream on carbonara.

That's enough, but let's not forget the bonus

Cappuccino at the end of the lunch: there is nothing less Italian than this.

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The Spaghetti Omelette

The Spaghetti Omelette

The Spaghetti Omelette. The pasta omelette it is a classic of the Italian tradition, someone associates it with Neapolitan cuisine, but I can assure you that it belongs to all Italian cultures, from Trentino to Sicily.

It was prepared with the leftovers from the day before, not what is in the refrigerator, since the history of the omelette with pasta dates back to the invention of the refrigerator.

The history of the pasta omelette

It can actually be prepared with any type of pasta, not just spaghetti, but also short pasta. Pasta heated like an omelette, it can be white without sauce or red with sauce.

Very cheap dish, you can also find it in some traditional pizzeria. Over time the macaroni omelette has come back very useful for trips out of town, since you can eat both cold and hot.

The Spaghetti Omelette

When I was a child I remember that my mother often prepared her for trips to the sea. I remember that you could only eat after taking a bath.

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The best-selling dessert in the pizzeria

The best-selling dessert in the pizzeria

The best-selling dessert in the pizzeria. Until a few years ago, many pizzerias insisted on offering dessert pizzas to their customers, now this trend seems to be heading towards a certain sunset, not all customers are happy to eat another pizza for dessert, even if it could be very good.

The fact is that after a pizza, eating another one to end a dinner is an unlikely hypothesis. Can you imagine how many calories a pizza can have with an overflowing layer of Nutella spread on top.

How fashions change

Let's face it, everyone has experienced a dessert pizza at least once in their life, but now we are more oriented towards something smaller or perhaps lighter.

Following is the result of the "Consumers" report, the most requested dessert in a pizzeria is the old Tiramisu which never seems to set.

The best-selling dessert in the pizzeria

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How to Prepare the Best Limoncello

How to Prepare the Best Limoncello

How to Prepare the Best Limoncello. Here is a very simple recipe tested by me to prepare an excellent one Limoncello. Let's start immediately with the list of ingredients:

Dose to get 2 liters of limoncello.

10 Untreated lemons

1 liter of pure alcohol at 95 °

Sugar 600 grams

Water 1 liter

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How to Prepare the Best Limoncello

As you well know, limoncello is a liqueur of Campania origin, prepared with lemon zest, the alcoholic strength of this liqueur varies between 20% and the 32% vol. Yellow and sweet, obtained by letting the rinds of lemons soak in alcohol. At the end of maceration, the syrup prepared with water and sugar is added.

Once the preparation is finished, it is advisable to let it rest for a month in the bottle. In addition to being drunk as a digestive, it is excellent for the preparation of desserts.

How to Prepare the Best Limoncello
How to Prepare the Best Limoncello

Prepare the Limoncello

Preparation: After washing the lemons thoroughly, peel them with a potato peeler removing only the yellow part of the peel, leaving the white attached to the lemon. Place the lemon zest in a glass jar, cover them with alcohol and let them steep for a week in a dark place.

Take care every day to shake the jar to mix the aromas well. After a week with the help of a strainer, filter the mixture and then prepare the syrup by placing the water and sugar in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. When the sugar has completely melted, let it cool and add it to the liquid flavored with lemon zest.

How to Prepare the Best Limoncello
How to Prepare the Best Limoncello

Limoncello Easy Recipe

At this point fill your bottles and keep them a month before drinking it.

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How to Prepare the Best Limoncello
How to Prepare the Best Limoncello

How to Prepare the Limoncello Recipe

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Carbonara Pizza How To Prepare It

Carbonara Pizza How To Prepare It. When we talk about Carbonara in Italy it is obvious that we are talking about spaghetti carbonara. This is not the case in the whole world. I'm going back right now from a holiday in Spain, in addition to being a beautiful historic country, boasts of a wonderful culinary tradition.

Among the many very original things that I found in the various menu proposals, there is one that impressed me in particular: The Carbonara Pizza. I found it in all the menus of the pizzerias I visited.

Carbonara Pizza How To Prepare It

Carbonara Pizza Here's How To Prepare It

I could not resist and I immediately wanted to taste it. Excellent, my judgment absolutely deserves a 5 stars. We shouldn't expect the classic carbonara taste, but even if combined with a pizza base with tomato and mozzarella, it's not bad.

The bacon cut into thin slices and with the addition of a raw egg in the center cooked totally in the oven makes it a not bad combination. Try to prepare it yourself at your home next weekend.

Carbonara Pizza How To Prepare It

Carbonara Pizza How to prepare it at home

Below is the video of the simple preparation of this delicious pizza.

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Carbonara Pizza How To Prepare It Quickly

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The Salt Pasta

The Salt Pasta

The Salt Pasta. It is a fantastic material to work with. It costs little and with a little experience you can reach high levels. This type of processing is well known in Germany (Salt salt) and it has also long since taken hold in Italy. You can create many objects, animals, dolls, wedding favors, lids for boxes. The salt paste is alive. Try to try your hand.

The Salt Pasta

RECIPE

The preparation is very simple: Flour, salt and water.

FARINA: Use a refined type flour 00

SALE: Buy very thin rooms, impalpable.

WATER: Room temperature water.

GLUE: Adding glue from upholsterers or carpenters to your dough, you will obtain a more elastic dough with a greater consistency.

DOSES: 1 Kilo of flour and a kilo of fine salt. Add the water until a mixture that does not stick to the hands.

The Salt Pasta

The Salt Pasta

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The Salt Pasta

 

Pizza With turnip tops zucchini peppers Sardines Egg Sodo

Pizza With turnip tops zucchini peppers Sardines Egg Sodo. This week in our "School of Pizza Makers"Marco is coming from Portugal. Marco is the owner of a language school, and if there is anyone among you who is planning to learn a new language, This is the link that takes you to "Portuguese Connection”.

Today in the course of our practical course we decided to prepare a pizza that perhaps best represents the culture and tastes of the Portuguese people.

Pizza With turnip tops zucchini peppers Sardines Egg Sodo
Pizza With turnip tops zucchini peppers Sardines Egg Sodo

Pizza With turnip tops zucchini peppers Sardines Egg Sodo

It is indeed a pizza that offers among its ingredients of vegetables such as broccoli rehearse in the pan, zucchini and grilled peppers, the delicious grilled sardines of the Atlantic and a boiled egg cut into slices, just as it expected the tradition of this fantastic country.

In our wood oven pizza tasty this took a little over a minute to achieve the perfect cooking.

Pizza With turnip tops zucchini peppers Sardines Egg Sodo
Pizza With turnip tops zucchini peppers Sardines Egg Sodo

Pizza With turnip tops zucchini peppers Sardines Egg Sodo

For all gourmets who would like to prepare it at home, low is available the video of the preparation of this pizza.

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Pizza With turnip tops zucchini peppers Sardines Egg Sodo

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Pizza With turnip tops zucchini peppers Sardines Egg Sodo

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Stuffed Tomato Pizza Mushroom Pork and Corn

Stuffed Tomato Pizza Mushroom Pork and Corn

Stuffed Tomato Pizza Mushroom Pork and Corn. “Rica”, as they say my speaking friends Spanish. This stuffed pizza is part of our tradition and culture. They change the ingredients, but the preparation remains the same. In our School pizzaioli We prepare this traditional pizza very often.

As you know, in Professional workshops that take place in our school pizza, coming future pizza chefs from around the world, and all confirmed to me that in their country there is a stuffed pizza more or less equal.

Stuffed Tomato Pizza Mushroom Pork and Corn
Stuffed Tomato Pizza Mushroom Pork and Corn

Stuffed Tomato Pizza Mushroom Pork and Corn

Preparation begins with the sauce of what will be the filling of this pizza. Oil, oregano salt.

After having carefully laid the basis for our stuffed, We add the filling and close with the lid. Below the video of the preparation.

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Stuffed Tomato Pizza Mushroom Pork and Corn

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Stuffed Tomato Pizza Mushroom Pork and Corn
Stuffed Tomato Pizza Mushroom Pork and Corn

Stuffed Tomato Pizza Mushroom Pork and Corn

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Zater Focaccia Iranian Origins

Zater Focaccia Iranian Origins. Sesame seeds, Black salt and green Spices, also said Zater is the name of this focaccia origins Iranian. It is prepared just like our bread with the addition of Zater.

Zater Focaccia Iranian Origins
Zater Focaccia Iranian Origins

During our practical courses to become pizza chefs we organize every week in our school we also talk about other cultures and types of pizza.

Zater Focaccia Iranian Origins

Below the video of the preparation of this pizza.

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Zater Focaccia Iranian Origins

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Zater Focaccia Iranian Origins
Zater Focaccia Iranian Origins

Zater Focaccia Iranian Origins

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The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo

The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo

The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo. I prepare the pizza from now 40 years and as goes the old saying "You never stop learning". Since I organize pizza courses at our school every week I get students who come from all over the world and therefore also my way of seeing the pizza is slowly changing.

I can not see the pizza as I was used, ie ham and mushrooms, capricious or the simplest of daisies, but I begin to see it as king prawns pizza from Singapore, Mexican chilli pizza, or as in the case of today's Calzone Momo prepared by our friend Surendra coming from Katmandu back in Nepal

The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo
The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo

The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo

This calzone that is apparently one of the most classic trousers has a very special filling. It is prepared with a meat filling really belongs to the oriental culture that remotely resembles the spicy scent of a delicious curry.

The preparation, He called as saying the "Momo" recipe is made with minced chicken meat, of finely chopped white onion, garlic and ginger in a blender past and browned in oil, a pinch of salt and this delicious mix of spices used a lot in Nepal, China and India aptly named Momo.

Here's how it looks once prepared

The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo
The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo

The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo

All the rest is history .... The preparation of the calzone is done in exactly the same way we are used to seeing, ie base of mozzarella, momo stuffed and classic rolling closure edge.

I added the video if you should wish to make it at home.

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The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo

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The Eastern Calzone With Stuffing Momo

Before moving to the greetings I remind you that it is already possible to download my latest book is called: NOT ONLY PIZZA - What should have all the pizzerias in your menu. You can find it here.

Dear friends I make an appointment next week for other delicious recipes of pizza.

If you like my pizza recipes from around the world, I invite you to visit my YouTube channel, you will find hundreds and hundreds of video recipes of pizza pizza prepared by students who attend our weekly courses

 

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