Italian cuisine is quite popular among people across the world. But certain things about it have changed as the recipe has traveled and married with other cultures. Below are some fun facts about Italian cuisine that you probably didn’t know.
Italians Hardly Use Garlic
Garlic bread seems like a staple in many restaurants across the globe, but you will hardly find it in Italy. Bread is served plain and is not drenched in garlic butter. Most authentic Italian cuisines use fresh flavorful ingredients to prepare their dishes.
Spaghetti and Meatball Is Not an Italian Dish
Spaghetti and meatballs are arguably one of the most popular “Italian” dishes. However, you will be surprised to know that it is not an authentic Italian dish and you are less likely to find any pasta topped with meat recipes.
Don’t Walk while Eating
It is considered to be disrespectful if you walk while eating. Whoever prepared the food spent some time and efforts and for you to enjoy that food, you must relax and avoid worrying about where you need to be next.
Salad Is Not an Appetizer
In Italy, salads are not considered to be appetizers, although it is popular in England. Italians eat salads after their meals as roughage to help indigestion.