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Eat Your Heart Out In Italy: Must-Eat Foods Part 2

Must-Eat-Foods-Part-2

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When in Italy… Eat everything. Italian cuisine in general is known all around the globe, but some dishes stand out more than others. Next time you go to the land of pasta, don’t forget to check out some of these delicious specialties.

Risotto

Risotto is a must-try dish, which you can find in any city in Italy but if you want to take a bite of the real deal, try the one in Venice. Seafood and mushroom risotto is a Venetian specialty, but be sure to look out for seasonal dishes such as spring or summer risotto, which adds in various herbs and seasonal veggies.

Cannoli

There’s nothing like a cannoli, especially a Sicilian one. A cannoli is a crispy pastry tube, filled with creamy ricotta cheese. They often include additional toppings such as nuts or dried fruit.

Ravioli

Most popular raviolis are the ricotta and spinach raviolis, especially for those people who do not enjoy eating meat.

This dish is will fill you up like it’s nobody’s business. European dish sizes include 2 to 3 raviolis per meal.

Supposedly raviolis were created in the Roman era, but not traditional until the return of Marco Polo from China.

Prosciutto

Oh heavenly thin slices of meat. Whether it’s tossed in pasta or wrapped around cheese or melon, prosciutto is known to be the finest of Italian pork products. The freshest prosciutto can be found in the Emilia-Romagna region.

Suppli

Suppli are fried balls of risotto, that laos go by the name of suppli, arancini, or palline di riso. Often the rice is cooked in tomato sauce and wrapped around mozzarella before being deep-fried, and they often contain vegetables, meat, or both. They can be found in most pizzerias as an appetizer, but they sure do fill you up nevertheless.

Gnocchi

Gnocchi, the flour dumpling, are created in various flavors and styles, including vegetarian and vegan options. Vegetarians can eat the “pomodoro style,” sauce and cheese, while meat lovers can find gnocchi with meat.