There are many people that enjoy cooking as a hobby and collecting new recipes for cooking techniques is a past-time for others; for these and other such gourmet lovers, there is a whole new world of continental cooking awaiting – with interesting, exciting and flavorful meal options, such as those contained in true Italian cooking!
Italian cooking has many varied styles, methods and aspects to the whole preparation process and presentation, fine dining etiquette, sharing with loved ones and friends is a big part of their food stories. So, as far as authentic Italian cooking is concerned, this must combine cultural and social elements besides the fresh, distinctly Italian seasonings and main ingredients with a love for cooking and sharing it as these people have even given to the world the Joy of Cooking!
Even Americans have adapted certain traditional Italian cooking recipes to suit their tastes, but keeping them as filling and wholesome as the authentic Italian dishes are prone to being; but those on home ground with Italian cooking will assert the differences between their style and that of Americans
Keen on learning true Italian cooking or desirous of picking up more tips from professional Italian chefs that can sharpen your skills? Then you can load up on information related to Italian cooking culture and traditions, including tips on selecting the right cookware and perfect vegetables, meats and making sauces to boost your knowledge.
Recipe books are a-plenty that deal with all these aspects of Italian cooking besides more handy hints to make your home cooking tasteful. Visiting an expert chef’s blog on great Italian cooking is another place to get in-depth info on techniques, approaches and efforts on the style besides learning what not to do!
Italian cooking is so vast and varied a domain that many people are amazed to find there’s more to it than simply the regular pastas; there are vegetable and meat salads and many varieties of healthy, wholesome soups too besides the famed sauces, pizzas and breads!
Some people mistake Italian cooking to be only the fattening variety, but this is not always true as this style of cooking can be readily made more nutritious and healthful by simply substituting or deleting the more fatty items, such as oil, high-fat dairy products like cream and cheese, with low-fat or no fat alternatives! This way you get the goodness of Italian cooking in your diet and necessary nutrition fro hair, skin, nails and bones by keeping only the essential oil and fat in the menu, but cutting off the excess! Hi-carbs like in Pastas are not bad by themselves, if taken in moderation.
Besides the above tips on finding resources for real Italian cooking, you can consider eating out at an authentic Italian bistro; the internet is a great search tool and will give you the top listings for local restaurants with Italian delicacies galore. Do check for customer feedback, the reputation of the business, items on the menu and its price list so you and your family or friends have a great time enjoying the ambience and the food with no worries!
* So many of us have the same stories, the same memories. You are right with each passing generation we lose a part of our Italian culture. We must pass our traditions to our children, we must teach them to make homemade pasta and to cook with love, for our families. To be proud of their nationality and to keep the traditions and memories alive. I just recently became an Italian citizen, a gift from my grandfather from the grave. They worked hard and sacrificed so much for us. Please take the time for Sunday dinner with your family make the food with your hands like grandma did. Tell your children stories, they will be proud to be Italian too. I am second generation but my wife still cook all grandma’s recipes just like she My mother taught my wife to make homemade wedding soup, ravioli ect. We must not let their traditions disappear. It’s the simplest things that bring the greatest pleasures in life. It’s all about love, food and respect. We show our love thru the food we make.
This is the Revised Edited and Narrated by Jack Bogut with the original Musical Score by Vito DiSalvo
This is a 12- 13 minute audio narrative.
I am not the author of this but this is the way it was when I was growing up in Western Pa. and I would like to share it with all of you.
Thank you all very much (Mille Grazie) for watching this Slide Show…If you would like to purchase a CD of the music and the narration only “The Joys of Growing up Italian” (Not the Slide Show) visit the website www.Aspetto.com click on the tab (Italian Music). Please keep in mind that the Slide Show is Not part of the CD…
The Joys of Growing Up Italian (www.Aspetto.com)
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