The definition of “secondo” in the Italian cuisine

The secondo in the Italian cuisine- Italy from the Inside

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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

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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”}

Tipping in Italy

Tipping in Italy- Italy from the Inside

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If you leave a tip, leave it in cash. If for any reason you leave without leaving a tip, nobody will ever ask you if there was something wrong with your lunch or dinner. In Italy, tips are always well accepted, of course, but they are not a customary rule as in the States.

{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”}