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Italy: Recipes and Cuisine

Cinque Terre village on the Italian Riviera coast

Image by Fred PO

Italian cuisine is all about the freshest, most flavorful ingredients prepared simply yet exquisitely. The food of Italy places a big emphasis on regional specialties and artisanally produced products. Parmesan cheese, balsamic vinegar, Tuscan olive oil and wines up and down the peninsular boot are famous the world over. Pasta is a staple and is made in innumerable shapes and sizes.

Typical Italian Dishes

Italian Recipes

Try these recipes from Italy.


Bellini (Italian peach and sparkling wine cocktail)

(Italian peach and sparkling wine cocktail)


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