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Discover flavors of summer

Discovering the flavors of summer

Are you planning a new food and wine journey to discover the flavors of summer? Are you a gourmand always looking for new dishes to savor and discovering new delicacies during your travels? In this article, we will discover the most famous typical dishes of Italian summer cuisine.

Italy boasts a priceless history and historical-artistic heritage, as well as scenic beauties that coexist in a single nation: lakes, rivers, plains, mountains, sea, and more. To this, there is also the kitchen, which has many raw materials to offer and which leads to the creation of unique traditional dishes, but very different from each other.

In this article, we will show you some typical Italian dishes, which are characterized by very different flavors. These are among the best known and absolutely not to be missed during your summer stay in our country.

Eggplant parmigiana

Parmigiana - Pixabay @monianazzarri
Discovering flavors of summer
Parmigiana – Pixabay @monianazzarri

Even if it may not seem like a typical summer dish, the eggplant parmigiana goes perfectly as a “pocket food” to be enjoyed on the beach.

You can consider it in at least three different ways: a first course, a single course, or, if portioned in small doses, a side dish, but, in any case, its preparation, which seems to be laborious but you will discover in reality it is something very simple, is perfect for creating a nutritious and tasty dish.

If you are curious to try to cook it guided by a chef, we recommend this cooking class. In fact, you will discover how aubergines are fried to obtain the perfect parmigiana. You will also learn the secrets of the perfect combination of fior-di-latte mozzarella, Parmigiano Reggiano, and sauce.

Dressed salad

Insalata con aceto e olio - Pixabay @RitaE
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Insalata con aceto e olio – Pixabay @RitaE

Product of Italian excellence, with multiple varieties of Controlled Origin, the salad reigns on Italian tables throughout the summer. But how to create the perfect salad? Nobody knows!

This vegetable variety goes perfectly with a multitude of ingredients and makes possible thousands of perfect combinations for all tastes. But one thing is certain: the dressing, which must never be missing for this dish, is oil and vinegar. And do you want to make your salad special? Instead of the classic vinegar, try using a few drops of balsamic vinegar. It will absolutely change your perception.

Don’t know which balsamic vinegar to use? First, try tasting this excellent product: you will no longer be able to do without it!

Pasta Fresca

Pasta fresca - Pixabay @Mrdidg 
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Pasta fresca – Pixabay @Mrdidg 

The first dish that everyone thinks of when it comes to Italian cuisine is fresh pasta. Creating it is simple: every Italian, at least once in their life, has ventured into the production of pasta.

Very few ingredients will be enough: water, flour, salt, and in some cases eggs. But how do combine them perfectly? What’s the perfect mix? And which condiment best matches the season and the region in which we find ourselves?

You can shed light on these questions during a cooking class, where guided by the skilled hands of the chef, you will discover all the tricks to create a perfect pasta.

You can also find out how to create an ideal lunch for your days at the beach or in the mountains during the summer: salads, with meat, fish, or vegetable sauces. There are many combinations that you can create!

Panna Cotta

Panna cotta - Pixabay @RitaE
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Panna cotta – Pixabay @RitaE

This dessert is considered a spoon dessert, due to its delicate taste and creamy texture.

It is a perfect dessert for any occasion, which, especially in summer, stands out in all its flavor thanks to the accompaniment of fresh seasonal fruit that accentuates its greediness as well as its freshness.
Its origins are not well known, but it is said to have been invented at the beginning of the twentieth century in Piedmont, in the Langhe area. What we do know, however, is that its preparation is quite simple.

If you have never tried this delicacy and are curious to learn the recipe, we recommend that you stop in Florence to try this cooking class that will make you discover all the hidden sides of this preparation.

Ice Cream

Gelato - Pizabay @Stocksnap 
Discovering flavors of summer
Gelato – Pizabay @Stocksnap 

One of the best known Italian products par excellence, exported and imitated in the world is the king of desserts: ice cream.

In Italy, there is a real tradition for the production of this dessert. In fact, artisanal ice cream is always preferred as it has numerous advantages such as (they say) its low-fat content. Its production takes place using fresh milk, fresh cream, and fresh fruit or quality ingredients, without resorting to the use of fats.
This dessert is a summer must-have and every person who visits our country must try it at least once in their life.

But do you know that very particular combination are possible? Have you ever tried ice cream with balsamic vinegar? However, we recommend that you try an excellent balsamic vinegar, such as the one you can taste during one of our tastings.

These are just some of the many Italian summer dishes known and renowned all over the world. Do you have a favorite?