Coffee to go in Italy

Coffee to go in Italy- Italy from the Inside

Photo by Francesca Tosolini

Italians don’t bring their coffee wherever they go and the big insulated travel mugs, that are so popular in the States, are definitely not a part of the Italian culture. However, sometimes you may see some people ordering their coffee at the bar and then taking it away. When that happens, it comes in this size.

{This is an excerpt from chapter 4 “Gelaterie and coffee houses” of the eBook “Italy from the Inside. A native Italian reveals the secrets of traveling in Italy”}

The definition of “secondo” in the Italian cuisine

The secondo in the Italian cuisine- Italy from the Inside

Photo by Francesca Tosolini

A typical Italian meal is made of an antipasto (appetizer), a primo (first course), a secondo (second course), a contorno (side dish), a dolce (dessert) and, at the end, a coffee.
The secondo is the second course, during which Italians eat many different kinds of meat: fish, pork, chicken, veal, lamb, wild boar, and rabbit. In the finest restaurants it’s not unusual to find frog legs or snails listed on the menu.

{This is an excerpt from chapter 3 “Italian cuisine and food establishments” of the eBook “Italy from the Inside. A native Italian reveals the secrets of traveling in Italy”}

A pizza that doesn’t look like a pizza

Calzone- Italy from the Inside

Photo by Francesca Tosolini

Il calzone is one of the most popular pizzas in Italy, even though it doesn’t really look like one. In fact, it is a folded pizza that is usually filled with tomato sauce, ricotta cheese, baked ham, and mozzarella.

{This is an excerpt from chapter 3 “Italian cuisine and food establishments” of the eBook “Italy from the Inside. A native Italian reveals the secrets of traveling in Italy”}