Thousands and thousands of photos of a variety of Italian foods
“Mangia! Mangia!” conjures up images of sitting down to a heaving table, filled with dish upon dish of pastas, meats, olives and fish, lovingly and painstakingly prepared by an expert chef over the course of the day. Scents of garlic, basil, parsley and fresh tomatoes waft through the air, and you know you are about to experience a scrumptious culinary treat. The twenty regions of Italy each have traditional culinary dishes featuring the fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
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Starter dishes of olives, breadsticks, bruschetta, salami, parma ham, carpaccio, and fresh mozzarella awaken the taste buds for more. Minestrone, risotto, gnocchi or pasta follow. Pasta comes in almost an infinity of shapes and sizes, and the dishes comfort the soul while filling the body. The large varieties of pastas allow for an even larger variety of pasta dishses: spaghetti, ravioli, tortellini, macaroni, lasagna, orzo and more. Ravioli and tortellini can be filled with any number of combinations of cheeses, vegetables, or meats. Fish and meat dishes make up the main part of the meal. Finally for dessert one can savor delicious tiramisu, panna cotta and gelato.
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Browse through our thousands of images of pasta and find a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Spaghetti, orecchiette, macaroni, elbow macaroni, spirals, bow-tie, fettucini, vermicelli, orzo, shells both large and small, penne, ziti and rigatoni are several examples. The health conscious diner may prefer whole wheat pasta, the visual diner rainbow pasta, the culinary adventurous squid ink pasta, otherwise known as black pasta, and the Celiac sufferer an antipasto dish of meats or olives.
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As with any traditional cuisine, taste and quality are compromised in its modern-day forms. “Fresh pasta” is now associated with something bought in a plastic box at the grocery store – not pasta made from scratch with egg and flour. Tomato sauce is dumped from a jar – not made from fresh ingredients and simmered for many hours. Pizza is available in any number of incarnations, from artisinal specialities to something frozen and thrown in the oven to fast food bought from the take-out place down the street. When inspiration is needed for gourmet Italian food, Colourbox has the images to browse.