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What to Eat

Sicilian Macaroni and Stuffed Eggs are signature dishes in Italy. Chicken fricassee with red cabbage, and a cannellini bean salad is another favorite as well. This meal includes onion, olive oil, garlic, red cabbage, chicken, dry red wine, black pepper, and salt. The chicken is smothered in red cabbage to keep the tenderness and give it some sweetness. When the chicken is done, the cabbage becomes dissolved and it creates a delicious sauce and a magnificent entree.

How to Eat 

Reading cookbooks are a  great way to get inspiration to make the perfect meal. Some of the most well-known works are from Cristoforo da Messisbugo and Giovanni Battista Rossetti of Ferra, and Domenico Romoli of Florence. Bartolomeo Scappi, who is employed by the Pope, is the most popular chef. His most profound work is the Opera which includes hundreds of recipes and his responsibilities for being the master chef. Thanks to the printing press books are easier to access and more affordable! Make sure to check out some of the inspiring cookbooks.

Where to Eat 

Each part of Italy adds different hints of culture. Even though Bologna and Florence are close in  location, their cuisine is different. The Bologna cuisine includes stuffed veal with ham covered in Parmesan cheese, and cooked in butter. Florence’s cuisine includes grilled beef over a fire with olive oil and pepper. Taverns and Pubs are a place for people to unwind, let loose, and become apart of the social climate. Taverns normally serve different types of food, alcohol like wine, and they offer a place for people to play games and socialize. These Taverns and Pubs are located all throughout the Italian Renaissance. Explore all the different parts to Italy to experience the different cultures. Find a local Tavern, grab a drink, relax and unwind!

Source: Fyodor Bronnikov, “The Italian Tavern” https://www.wikiart.org/en/fyodor-bronnikov/the-italian-tavern-1858 (Accessed November 21, 2017)

Source: Bartolomeo Scappi “The Opera” https://medmeanderings.com/history/bartolomeo-scappi-the-master-cook/ (Accessed 21, 2017)

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