Carbonara

Generality In the gastronomic field, the term carbonara indicates an accompanying sauce for dry pasta . Generally, the pasta shapes that go best with carbonara are spaghetti , but there is no shortage of recipes with penne, linguine or fusilli. The ingredients that make up the sauce are: pork cheek or bacon (the relevance of one or the other can be seen in the Historical Notes paragraph), pecorino…

Cappuccino

What is cappuccino? Cappuccino is a typical Italian coffee drink, especially from Trieste (presumably his hometown). Cappuccino, latte macchiato (a more refined alternative to latte coffee ) and coffees (black or macchiato, hot or cold ) are the irreplaceable drinks of the Italian breakfast . They are traditionally accompanied by sweet foods such as brioches , cakes and various desserts (at home , biscuits , rusks , etc. are used). In Italy, cappuccino…

Decaffeinated Coffee

Things What is decaffeinated coffee? Decaffeinated coffee is a drink obtained by infusing the decaffeinated drug , i.e. subjected to the removal of caffeine – a process that occurs when the coffee seeds are still green and raw. Read also: ” Raw Green Coffee “. Decaffeinated coffee was born at the beginning of the 20th century. The process was invented by Ludwig Roselius on…

Barley Coffee

Things ? Caffè d’ orzo (known in English as coffee of barley ), sometimes abbreviated simply to “Orzo”, is a typical Italian hot drink. It is a substitute for traditional coffee, obtained thanks to the infusion of toasted and ground barley; as such, it does not contain caffeine . Barley coffee can be prepared in the traditional way, using espresso machines or coffee makers, or…

Chicory Coffee

Things What is chicory coffee ? Chicory coffee is a drink obtained from the infusion – at high temperature – of toasted chicory root powder. Chicory is a fairly generic term; these various herbaceous plants of the Asteraceae (Compositae) family, Cichorium genus are defined , but the species used for the drink in question is the intybus . Chicory coffee is, to be honest, a…

American Coffee

Generality American coffee (or café) (abbreviated, just “American”) is a drink obtained by infusing toasted and ground coffee seeds. It is prepared similarly to an espresso, but contains more water, added later. Technically, drip coffee should NOT be synonymous with “long espresso”, instead obtained thanks to a greater flow of water. It has a different flavor than…

Buddha Bowl: What They Are and How to Prepare Them

What are What are Buddha bowls? Buddha bowls (plural in English: “Buddha bowls”) are cold vegetarian meals served in a bowl or deep dish, essentially classifiable among the so-called single dishes. The concept was first proposed in 2013 but only became popular in early 2017. Designed to mainly satisfy the catchment area of ​​vegetarians, especially vegans and (with…

Bettelmatt

What is it What is bettelmatt? Bettelmatt (battelmatt) is a summer mountain pasture cheese typical of northern Italy. It is produced in the Upper Ossola Valley, in the province of Verbano – Cusio – Ossola, on the border between the Piedmont region and Switzerland; the area is called Alpe di Formazza. Bettelmatt is a cheese…

Beverages – Generalities and Types of Beverages

The drinks include a large number of liquids called accessories or even complementary , which is why “the National Research Institute for Food and Nutrition (INRAN)” and “the Italian Society of Human Nutrition (SINU)” have not included them in the of the 7 food groups. Classification of drinks Beverages can be classified into: Alcoholic beverages NON-alcoholic drinks The main (or…

Apple Vinegar: Benefits

Generalities Apple cider vinegar, or cider vinegar, is a food vinegar made from cider or apple must. Medium to light amber in color when unpasteurized or raw, it contains “vinegar mother,” a filamentous sediment that gives the vinegar a cloudy, thick appearance, consisting of a true bacterial colony. Apple cider vinegar is widely used in…