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Italian Food History: Why do Italians eat so well ?

Italian Food History: Why do Italians eat so well ? | Writing mag | Scoop.it

Truth is, Italy has become a model to imitate in the way ingredients are to be prepared, cooked and then consumed in company.

An excursus over the more and least known facts about italian food history. Where does it come from? What does "typical italian food" really mean? [...]


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intoHistory's curator insight, August 20, 2014 11:01 AM

Our vision about Italian culinary traditions is full of clichés. The historical reality has little to do with our image of the farmers’ simple and genuine lifestyle. Refined, varied and healthy food was the privilege of an elite. Life was tough and creativity was rather a way to hide the precarious and poor dietary conditions of the population...

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Spaghetti Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino | Writing mag | Scoop.it

Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino is the Italian cook's ode to simplicity: Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino. “Aio e oio,” is the one pasta recipe that all Italian men know how to make. It is also quite favored as a late night collective snack among friends, like after an evening out at the movies or the theater. Involving very few basic ingredients, Aglio & Olio is also a dish to conjure up when the pantry's empty and no one's bothered to go grocery shopping.
Ingredients

2-3 garlic cloves (or more to taste), minced1/2 dried peperoncino red chili pepper, crumbled, or more to taste (don’t overdo it)1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil1 1/10 pounds uncooked spaghetti Directions
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