How Well Do You Know Italian Cuisine?


Everybody has an idea of what Italian cuisine is but only a few of us know everything that there is to know about one of the most amazing cuisines in the world.

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  1. 1 What's the most popular type of eatery in Italy?

    1. Pizzerias
    2. Osterias
    3. Trattorias
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Pizzerias

    Pizzerias are the most common type of eatery in Italy.  Originally introduced in Naples, the popularity of pizza has since then taken over the world.

  2. 2 How many varieties are there of pasta in Italy?

    1. 306
    2. 350
    3. 400
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's 350!

    Can you imagine? 350 different types of shapes and sizes of pasta, if regional variations are added then this number will be higher!

  3. 3 What is shell shaped pasta called?

    1. chiocciole
    2. Shellini
    3. Campanelle
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's chiocciole !

    This pasta often looks like a snail shell. Brought to Italy by way of the Middle East, this small tubular pasta is similar to macaroni, known as the chiocciole pasta!

  4. 4 A classic pizza Margherita must contain which three ingredients?

    1. Tomatoes , mozzarella, and oregano
    2. Tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.
    3. Tomatoes, mozzarella, and garlic
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's Tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil.

     As the story goes, Esposito named it in honor of the then queen consort of Italy, using those three ingredients to represent the colors of the Italian flag.

  5. 5 What flavor are amaretti cookies?

    1. Vanilla
    2. Almond
    3. Anise
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Its Almond

    Amaretti are almond-flavored Italian macaroons that can have a texture ranging from soft and chewy to crispy.

  6. 6 What does “tiramisu" mean in Italian?

    1. Wake me up
    2. Pick me up
    3. Sit up
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Its Pick me up!

    Tiramisu meaning "pick me up" is a coffee-flavored Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with mascarpone cheese, flavored with cocoa.

  7. 7 What are the two main ingredients in cacio e pepe?

    1. Black pepper and cheese
    2. Stale bread and onion
    3. Garlic and cheese
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Its Black pepper and cheese!

    It's a simple emulsion of Parmesan, pasta water, and butter that creates a creamy sauce that gets finished with freshly cracked black pepper. .


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