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25 May 2022

Let’s fly to Italy!

Gastronomía italiana

Food lovers upon visiting a new city, beyond delving into every corner and letting themselves be conquered by its culture and lifestyle, they do an exhaustive search of the most relevant gastronomic.

And as everybody knows, Mediterranean cuisine is one of the most appreciated and influential worldwide.

Summer is a great time to be conquered by Italy and its flavors.

What do you think if we review what are the most typical dishes of Rome and Milan before planning the next trip to Italy?

Ciao Milano

Is one of the better known Italian dishes putside of the country, save for pasta and pizza obviously.

Meat Lovers

We are talking about the famous milanese. Commonly we could define it as a breaded escalope with flower, egg, breadcrumbs and a fine butter.

We owe the original recipe to the Lombards, although many say that it originates from Austria and that the Italian soldiers “borrowed” it.

Be that as it may, we are sure it is a proposal that both children and adults will love on your next vacation in Milan.

And we continue with another dish for meat lovers.

Food lovers, do you really know what ossobucco is?

Ossobucco

Etymologically, “osso” bone “bucco” hollow, a very difficult cut of meat as it includes the bone.

Part of its success is in the thickness of the cut of the piece of meat, as ideally it should be between three and five centimeters.

There are endless proposals on how to enjoy it, we recommend savoring it in risotto or stew accompanied by a side dish of potatoes and veggies.

But let’s not forget the dessert. Did you know that Panettone is typical from Milan?

Perhaps now we are all familiar with this typical Christmas recipe, but Italians have been enjoying it for a few more years.

Panettone

According to the legend, this Italian sweet was born by accident in the fifteenth century, when during a Christmas meal in the mansion of a Milanese duke, a cook burned the dessert.

One of the servants, named Toni, decided to improvise a sweet bread with the ingredients at hand: eggs, flour, butter, citrus fruits and grapes.

His creation became so successful and spread so quickly, that the inhabitants of Milan soon began to ask for it in bakeries as “pan di Toni”, which later turned into the abbreviation “Panettone“.

Ciao Roma

Pasta is the most popular Italian dish and the first one that comes to mind upon asking, what Italian dish do you know? But today we are going to talk about another traditional dish, the gnocchi.

Gnocchis

Its origin dates back to the beginning of the 19th century and given its simplicity, as it is made up with flower and potatoes, it was the basic food among the less privileged classes in Italy.

And what is the best sauce to accompany our exquisite gnocchi?

Well, we bring you three 100% Italian alternatives:

Carbonara comes from a mining area where coal was the main activity, hence its name. In fact, the black pepper in the sauce is a wink to coal powder.

They say the carbonara sauce was used to feed the British and North American allied soldiers during the Second World War, fed up with continually eating bacon and fried eggs…

So with these ingredients the famous carbonara sauce was born.

Carbonara

Amatriciana uses tomato sauce as a base with added bacon and cheese, preferably a parmigiano reggiano, as its salty touch will make the difference.

Arrabiata, spicy lovers, here is your sauce! Over a base of tomato sauce, we add garlic, chilli to taste and a hint of Pecorino cheese.

Of course, we cannot forget the dessert to end our gastronomic tour.

Did you know that tartufo means truffle in Italian?

Tartufo

It is a dessert made up with chocolate and hazelnut ice cream filled with chocolate, a touch of liquor and covered with bitter cocoa.

In Piazza Navona you will find one of the best, take note, food lovers!

If you are passionate about Italy, its gastronomy, save this post and enjoy some of our recommendations.

Remember that with Air Europa you can fly to Milan and Rome.

Book your flight now and let yourself be conquered by the Italian cuisine!

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