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Italians have many ways of referring to different types of soup. Zuppa, minestra, minestrina, and minestrone are just a few of the names. The terminology is open to individual interpretation and varies according to region.
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
Follow our step-by-step photo instructions for making these little rice balls filled with a mixture of meat, cheese, peas and tomato sauce and fried until golden brown.
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The twelve days of Christmas begin on Christmas Day and end on January 6, which is called the Day of Three Kings or Feast of Epiphany.
Farro (pronounced FAHR-oh) is a whole grain that is very popular in Italy. It is perfect for making hearty cold weather salads.
In Italy, meatloaf is called polpettone, basically one big stuffed meatball.