By: Chaeli Behrens
Most Italians are Roman-Catholic, but they eat most biblical food like bread, wine, olives, and fish.
Table manners play a huge role in Italian homes/food restaurants. They believe the fork goes in the left hand, knife in right hand, hands are placed above the table, utensils are placed on your plat parallel when finished with meal, and you may not leave the table until everyone is finished. Most Italian families eat around 7-8 pm, sometimes 8:30-9:30 pm. The cooking and cleaning after a meal can last up to 1-4 hours.
The most important food related holidays in Italy include:
New Years Eve- Celebrated by going to a restaurant
Christmas Eve- A small gathering/small family dinner
Christmas Day- Includes a large meal with a popular sweet bread, Panettone, and the markets set up Italian Pizzas on this day.
Easter- Usually families eat chocolate for breakfast and have a large dinner including lamb or artichokes. For dessert, they serve cake with the sweet bread(Panettone)
Main Ingredients: Chicken breasts, tomato sauce, bread crumbs, and mozzarella/parmesan cheese.
Main Ingredients: Baguette, fresh mozzerella, cherry tomatoes, basil, olive oil, and kosher salt/ground black pepper.
Main Ingredients: Italian bread crumbs, garlic clove, provolone, parsley leaves, olive oil, flank steak, white wine, and tomato sauce.
Main Ingredients: butter, mushrooms, garlic herb, chicken breast strips, sun-dried tomatoes, paramesan cheese, and parsley.
Main Ingredients: olive oil, ground beef, onions, garlic, tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, parsley, italian seasoning, garlic powder/garlic salt, lasagna noodles(homemade noodles), and cheeses.