Ordering food in Italian – In an Italian café

Ordering food in Italian

Cafès are one of the most popular places in Italy. There you can find everything you need for a perfect Italian breakfast such as coffee, cappuccino, tea and infusions, croissants, biscuits, muffins, etc. However, you can find also something to eat for lunch and even for your aperitivo. Indeed, many Italian cafés offer sandwiches, salads, some cold – and sometimes even hot – dishes, wine, liquors, and so on. If you come to Italy I’m pretty sure that sooner or later – usually sooner – you’ll enter an Italian café. So, it’s important that you know some basic Italian sentences…

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Soft Italian cheese

Soft Italian cheese

Italy is widely known for the high quality and variety of its products. One of these products is surely Italian cheese. In fact, in Italy every region has a typical cheese. Since I’ve already talked about Hard Italian cheese in another article, today I’d like to focus on some of the most famous and typical soft Italian cheeses. TALEGGIO Let’s start from my favourite soft Italian cheese: taleggio. To be precise, taleggio is considered a semisoft cheese. Its name comes from Val Taleggio, a valley in Lombardy. Taleggio is a DOP cheese, so it can be produced only in specific…

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Let’s learn 10 common Italian cooking words

Let's learn 10 common Italian cooking words

Every recipe is different, I know, but there are still some Italian cooking words that you can find in recipes easier than others. Today I’ll explain to you ten common Italian cooking words that, joined to the ones explained in Ten Italian cooking terms you should know, will allow you to understand a large number of Italian recipes. Let’s start. TAGLIARE Tagliare is one of the most common Italian cooking words and means to divide something into pieces with a knife or with another sharp object. So, in short, tagliare means to cut. Ex: Tagliate le zucchine a metà Cut the…

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Ten Italian cooking terms you should know

Ten Italian cooking terms you should know

It’s widely known that Italy and food are strongly interrelated. There isn’t one single Italian woman that isn’t able to cook a delicious meal, even the ones who say that are terrible cooks. So, it seems pretty logical that Italians have created an entire special vocabulary dedicated to cooking. Knowing Italian cooking terms is essential if you want to follow a recipe written in Italian. So, today, I’m going to provide you with a list of some Italian cooking terms that can be useful for you. 1. ROSOLARE One of the most common Italian cooking terms you can find is…

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Do you like Italian hard cheese?

You can’t think about Italy without thinking also about its food. Two of the things that make Italian food so great are both the high quality and the variety of its products. Today I’d like to talk to you about Italian hard cheese. Indeed, in Italy there is a great variety of cheeses, and many of them are produced in a certain Italian region only. Let’s start listing some of the most popular Italian hard cheeses among Italians. GRANA PADANO Grana Padano is maybe the most famous Italian hard cheese in the world. Unfortunately, it is also one of the…

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