Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Food, Wine and Eating Out...

Italian cuisine has been exported to the corners of the world so most people are somewhat familiar with it, yet each region has its own peculiarities and specialities.




Tuscan food is for the most part simple and based on what is locally and seasonably available.
An Italian menu is divided into four parts, first is the appetiser called the antipasti. These are small dishes of things like assorted cured meats or little rounds of bread with various sauces on them called crostini. 


Crostini est l'un des hors-d'œuvre la plus simple et la plus élégante...
Crostini is one of the simplest appetizers and most elegant...



The next part, the Primi Piatti deals with the pasta selection and will also include thick soups containing beans, barley or toasted bread and rice dishes.



The next is the Secondi, the various meat or fish dishes, a subsection of this is the contorni which lists the various salads and vegetables than can be served as a side dish.



The fourth and final part is for Dolci, that is sweets or deserts but may also contain a cheese selection.


Anyone who goes for the full four courses twice a day will certainly end up doubting the health giving qualities of a Mediterranean diet. Most people will leave out one or two courses most of the time but do tell the waiter what order you want things to come in and who is eating what, otherwise half of your party could be left watching as the other half eat the appetiser who will in turn watch while the pasta course is eaten, when it it finally arrives. 

WINE...
Tuscany is home to some of the best wines in Italy and the world, its top ranks include Brunello di Motalcino, Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano and Chianti. Recently some of the better wineries have been making Super Tuscans, often aged in French oak barrels which are smaller than those traditionally used. While it is great fun to taste these high end wines it is usually possible to get a good quality house wine which will not be to heavy on the pocket...


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