5 traditional Italian foods to satisfy your inner foodie
Vespas, the Vatican, a warm espresso there’s so much that comes to mind when someone mentions Italy, from its rustic beauty to a fascinating ancient history. But, there’s one part of the country we all know and love; the food. Italians pour so much passion, as well as freshly chosen ingredients into each dish, with food that has been perfected over generations. These are just a few of the mouthwatering Italian dishes you could be trying on your next adventure to Italy...
This delicious Italian dish is a play on two words orecchia meaning ear and etta which means small, so together ‘orecchiette’ translates to ‘small ears’ and it’s easy to see why. This wide range of homemade pasta comes from the Southern region of Italy known as Apulia.
There’s nothing quite like biting into a crisp, golden brown Arancini ball and enjoying the mix of rice, peas, mozzarella and ragu. They can be found throughout most of Italy, although the ingredients may change depending on the region you're visiting.
A sweet, sticky delicacy made from egg whites, honey, toasted nuts and citrus zest. It can be found all over Italy, in sweet stores and cafes. You can try a whole range of different flavours and treats, but be careful once you start you’ll soon find the slab disappears, very quickly.
A rich, hearty dish from the rustic region of Tuscany. Ribollita was traditionally a poor man’s food and it was created by servants who would collect the unfinished food and reboil them for dinner. But, today it is a warming and satisfying meal that will keep you warm throughout the winter months.
Osso buco alla Milanese
This dish is a real treat for meat lovers with tender veal shanks, braised in white wine and served with a range of vegetables and a sauce made from zest of lemons, garlic and parsley. Once finished you’ll be desperate to eat it all over again, if you have any room left.
So, why not book your next flight and spend a few nights enjoying all these dishes and much more? We have some great villas in Italy, so, what are you waiting for?