Italian cuisine is famous for its simplicity: fresh ingredients and traditional recipes define the food culture of Italy.
Sweet lemons! This citrus fruit contains more sugar than strawberries.
Have some honey, honey! This sweet, sticky fluid is the only edible food that can never go bad.
Dark chocolate contains antioxidants that can help the cardiovascular system by reducing blood pressure.
In Italy, salad is served after meals to cleanse the palate rather than decrease appetite before the main course.
February 13th is national “Eat Italian Food Day.”
Strawberries are the only fruit with seeds on the exterior.
Dating back to the Roman and Greek traditions, Italian cuisine is the oldest in Europe.
Smelling your food can do you good: sniffing a banana or green apple can help you lose weight.
There are more than 600 pasta shapes produced around the world.
In the 13th century, the Pope set standards for pasta quality.
Originally, generic spaghetti was called “maccheroni.”
Feeling sleepy? Have an apple. It will wake you up better than caffeine.
In Italy, lunchtime is the main meal of the day.
Pizza was invented in Naples in the 18th century.
It took 1000 years until someone thought to add tomato sauce to noodles.
The red pulpy fruit was once referred to as ‘love apples.’
It wasn't until the 18th century that the tomato became a common ingredient in Italian cooking.
The word “spaghetti” means “strings.”
A potassium-rich banana travels 4000 miles before you eat it.
The average person in Italy eats more than 51 pounds of pasta a year.