Monday, July 11, 2011

ANTIPASTO...

ANTIPASTO...

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Il se compose d'une combinaison variée d'aliments, et doit être coloré et servi froid...

Le mot «antipasto» signifie «friandise avant le repas,» 
(ante = avant - Pasto repas =) 
et antipasti à l'italienne varient considérablement d'une région à région. Dans certaines régions, par exemple, Piemonte, ils jouent un rôle extrêmement important, et un repas ne semble pas tout à fait raison sans eux ...

Deux des ingrédients les plus populaires italiens de l'antipasto sont le melon ou les tomates, accompagné de jambon cru (prosciutto) qui a été coupé en tranches très fines. 

Le regard de la nourriture, ainsi que le goût, est important pour nous Italiens. Par exemple, le salami est rougeâtre et fournit un bon contraste pour la laitue verte ...



The word "antipasto" means "tidbit before the meal," 
(ante = before - pasto = meal) 
and Italian antipasti vary considerably from Region to Region. In some Regions, for example Piemonte, they play an extremely important role, and a meal wouldn't seem quite right without them. In others, for example Campania, there was no established tradition of serving antipasti, Neapolitans only began to enjoy them in the 20th century. And well they should, because antipasti are tasty.

These antipasti vary considerably from place to place in Italy, but they will often include a selection of pickles and other firm vegetables, which are known as an antipasto misto. Also will often include a selection of cold cuts, known as affettati misti...

Two of the most popular Italian ingredients of the antipasti are melon or tomatoes, accompanied by prosciutto that has been cut into very thin slices. Italian varieties of lettuce, such as the slightly bitter endives, radicchio or rocket, or other green leaves, such as the aniseed-tasting fennel, are usually used as a garnish, placed around the edges of the serving dish. Salami, mortadella, coppa and zampone are manufactured meat products common in antipasti.

The look of food, as well as the taste, is important to us Italians. For example, salami is reddish and provides a good contrast to the green lettuce...