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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
 
 
In Italy, cooking is an art. The essence of the food is found in the perfect combination of the ingredients. Olive oil, sauces, spices, herbs and parmesan cheese, play important roles in cooking the food. The Italians are known for the use of pasta, rice, beans, eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini, artichokes, escarole, and of course, tomatoes as something typically Italian, but also spinach, carrots, celery and potatoes. Fresh ingredients are the essential part of the meals. In a typical ordinary meal, pasta, rice or soup is served as “il primo piatto”. Meat or fish will be “la seconda piatta” accompanied by vegetables, and then an espresso coffee and dessert. Italian emigrants might forget their language, but they never forget how to cook Italian foods.
 
Olive oil is an important ingredient and very used among Italians for cooking, it is delicious and healthy. There are many grades of olive oil, but five of them are well known: Extra-Virgin, Virgin, Pure, Light and Pomace.
 
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