- By Kevin
- On Sep 28, 2017
- Travel Tips
Since ancient times,tourists from around the world have been flocking to Rome and throughout the Italian Peninsula.With twenty different provinces,almost fifty UNESCO World heritage sites like the infamous Colosseum and the ruins of Pompeii,it’s no wonder that Italy has hosted 46 million tourists in the past five years!Here we recommended the traditional italian foods you must try during your Rome travel:
Oca in Onto
When thinking about Italian food,most people imagine big platter of spaghetti and meatballs,thin crust pizzas and maybe some gelato.In this 500 year old Venetian dish,you won’t be finding anything like that.Oca in Onto is simply known as‘goose in a pot.’While today the goose is left in a brine for a day,traditionally this was about a week long process.The wait was worth it though:the meat could be kept for months,and would often be a major source of food during the cold winter.Slow cooked until the goose meat simply falls off the bones,this delightfully rich dish is not to be passed on.It may not be what you expected of the ever changing cuisine,but that makes it all the more part of your adventure.
Unlike many other areas of Italy,Tuscany is not heavy on the pastas.Coming from humble,peasant traditions,here the food is more rustic.Beans are fairly common throughout dishes,and most are paired with thick,hearty bread.That bread is sometime mixed with vegetables to make this famous Tuscan soup,the ribollita.The region is has also garnered fame as home to the Chianti.A glass of this red wine,a steaming hot bowl of soup…sounds like the makings of a wonderful winter’s night!
Grilling and eating food off a stick both fit into this category.Also filling both of these roles is arrosticini.Similar to a lamb kebab,this delectable is seemingly simple,but requires great care.Cubes of mutton meat are skewered are cooked over an open flame.Don’t worry about poor table manners,as these are traditionally eaten with your hands.