Italian Food – Know the Realities to Get its Authentic Taste!

When we hear the word “Italy”; the first images that cross our mind are ancient Rome, picturesque country-side, magnificent churches and “Pizzas”!
Yes, the country, apart from being a cultural and religious hub, is very well-known for some of its mouth-watering dishes (and also wines)!
In fact, Italian food is so famous that nowadays you will find “Italian restaurants” in almost every part of the world. Though, the food served here is nowhere near to what you can call as authentic cuisine!
Unlike, the popular belief, typical Italian cuisine is not just limited to Pizzas (which again gets a local touch), Pasta, tiramisu or spaghetti!
In fact, these dishes are prepared in totally different manner in an average Italian kitchen.
So, to get the real feel of these delicious dishes, you need to get certain facts clear in your mind! Here, we will try to debunk some of the myths or say wrong ideas that have always being associated with the Italian food.
Italian Pizzas – Unlike their American counterparts (or for that matter any other global counterpart); the Italian ones are fluffy and have a fine thin crust; also they are not oily! Most of the time, it is baked on wooden ovens.  This gives you a speckled crust by bubbles bursting on it. And the center part is fluffy and saucy. And the toppings are used sparingly; you probably won’t find much variety unlike the American version. They usually have mozzarella, peeled tomatoes and other stuff like bell peppers, salami and vegetables.
One more thing the Garlic Bread is also not a part of the typical Italian cuisine. Instead, you will get bruschetta!  They are finger-sized toast sprinkled with fresh olive oil or garlic oil, basil and chopped tomatoes.
Dressings forms a very important part of the Italian dish – They are very simple. No sauces, no cream. All it needs is salt, pepper, vinegar, olive oil and garlic or onion depending on what you are using the dressing.  Sauces are prepared only for some very specific dishes; it is never used as dressing.  Also cream, it too is not used as dressing, unlike some popular belief.
Sauces – The one you get in so-called “Italian restaurant” is nowhere close to the authentic you will find in an average household. Contrary to the popular notion; these sauces are not heavy or fattening. They are mainly prepared with tomato with or without garlic, onion, carrot or spinach depending on the region.  Moreover, it is treated as condiment, so it sprinkled moderately.
Pasta with Chicken is not an Italian concept – You will find many restaurants serving it. But pasta as an authentic cuisine is never served with chicken.  In fact Pasta tastes best, when served alone, since it is already cooked with herbs and spices. Moreover, the Italians do not treat it as a side-dish so, for them it does not require any condiments like chicken or salad to go along with it.
By the way, spaghetti with meatballs is not a traditional dish. It is more of American –Italian! Italians are not very fond of meat, except in few areas, it not even used in any of their cuisine.

Wrapping up, the Italian food is rich combination of various food stuff cooked with a variety of herbs, vegetables and Olive Oil.  You will get the real taste only when you have an idea about what it is all about. This article basically shows the traditional elements that go missing from the so-called Italian food.

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A slice of Facts Pizza Around the World

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Choco Pizza Recipes

As we know, pizza has become the most famous food in the world among consumers. In addition, many often you have tasted various kinds of pizza, but did you ever tried chocolate dessert pizza? You will get many verities in this chocolate pizza, some are twisted in fruits and candies and some are covered with lots of nuts with cheese or butter. When pizza dressed up with juicy fruits or yummy nuts and based with thick layered chocolate it becomes most scrumptious and mouthwatering, you just can’t stop yourself to grab it.

How would you feel if you get the process to prepare it by yourself? Don’t get upset…and wrap yourself to try this at home, here I am sharing one of those delicious dishes with you. It is very easy to make and delicious to taste.


Ingredients needed-

  • 1 pound homemade Pizza dough
  • 2/3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4  cup hazelnuts or you can add any nuts of your taste
  • 1/2  cup of semisweet or bittersweet chocolate any one you prefer
  • 2 tablespoons of finely chopped white chocolate of best quality
  • 2 tablespoon chopped roasted hazelnuts


How to prepare-

 First set the oven rack on the bottom of the oven and preheat it to 450 degree F. Line a heavy large baking sheet with parchment and roll out the dough to a 9-inch diameter round. Place the dough over the prepared baking sheet, now make indention all over the dough using your fingertips. Then brush the dough with the melted butter and bake it for about 20 minutes until it become crisp and pale golden brown. Quickly spread the chocolate hazelnut over the pizza and sprinkle chopped chocolate over it, bake for about 1 min just until the chocolate starts melting. Now spread remaining roasted hazelnut over it. Cut it into wedges, and your hot yummy choco nuts pizza is ready to serve.




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Different Kinds of Pizza

You might have heard of pizza, the most delightful and mouthwatering Italian cuisine. It is just an awesome food, the word itself can drive you crazy to have it isn’t it?  Pizza has become the most famous fast food among people and mostly among the youngsters all over the world, almost a great no. of pizza lover you will find at every corner you visit.

Pizza is oven-baked bread garnished with varieties of foodstuffs and flavor. It is based on three things: dough, sauce, and its toppings and after adding required ingredients and spice it becomes the most tempting food. Many varieties of pizza exist worldwide along with its various style and types with different taste. In this article, you can find some of the popular kinds of pizza, as it is hard to discuss about all the types of it.

BBQ Chicken Pizza : Each bite of it is exploding with zesty, sweet and tangy flavors. Topping with barbeque, diced chicken, onion with thick cheese  and spices after finely baked it gives pizza a delicious and yummy look that attract consumer towards it.

Vegetable Pizza : Garnished with finely chopped veggies, topping with various flavored sausages and covered with cheese. There are many kinds of vegetable pizza you will find such as Roasted veggies pizza, Margherita pizza this one of the most delicious vegetable pizza fully covered with cheese and tomato, the word Margherita was taken after the Italian Queen ‘Margherita’. Garden veggie pizza that is garnished with lots of varieties vegetables and much more for vegetarian lovers.

Seafood Pizza :  This pizza consists of shrimp, crabsticks and calamari and with lots of yummy seafood and various ingredients and covered with cheese. This is one of the fabulous dish that gives you full pleasant if you are a seafood lover.

Choco Pizza : Topped with rich chocolate gives a amazing taste to it, now a days it has become very popular among youngsters and children for it delicious taste. There are different types of choco pizza available in many stores, such as crunchy choco nuts pizza, choco banana pizza, honeycomb and marshmallow pizza, Choco strawberry pizza and much more.

Neapolitan : It originated in Naples, Italy, This is made of fresh and simple ingredients and sauce instead of cheese. The dough is made of wheat flour and crust thin and crunchy. This is the perfect pizza for those who dislike cheese.

Thin Crust Pizza : The Chicago thin crust pizza is the crunchier and crispy pizza. It is also one of the popular pizza as you will enjoy its every bite, it comes with many verities like Cheese thin crust, roasted vegetables thin crust, signature pepperoni thin crust, Greek recipe thin crust, spicy chipotle chicken thin crust and much more.

These are the few kinds of Pizza among enormous kinds, you will love each bite of pizza undoubtedly. It is the great attraction of any celebration, doesn’t matter whether it is birthday party or promotion party, from college to office party most of the time people prefer pizza instead of various cuisine which is easy to order and easy to eat. You just need to make a call or make a order by online, within a mean while the hot spicy pizza will reach at your destination.

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Delicious Pizza and Pasta by Figaro’s Pizza in UAE

Eating Fast foods are known to be trendy food among people. You will find various fashionable foods available in many restaurants, mostly Chiness and Italian are well known popular food. These days Pizza the most famous Italian food is liked by all, mostly among the young wizards, but can’t be said only among young stars as it is being ascertained that from child to old everyone has become a fan of pizza and pasta, Hence, its proved that age bar is not required for pizza anyone can experience and enjoy the yummy food. Even though if you are not fond of Pizza but than also you can’t stop you to take a bite of yummy pizza with tasty toppings on it. The fine baked base top with mouth-watering cheese with multi stuffing and delicious sausage gives pizza a mind blowing taste and it attracts people with its awesome look, you just can’t stop yourself from taking a bite of it.

Often people want to know the great secret of pizza, but its greatness is hiding in its simplicity and the fresh ingredients altogether gives it a unique and extraordinary taste. It is commenced first as a street food for ongoing people, which became convenient for people to have a pleasant and delicious food easily as they can get anywhere by the roadside. But as the influence of these fast food started flowing all over it becomes difficult for the vendors to deliver their order quickly as the number of customers was increasing with a great speed, then a new trend started with a fast food center in most of the places, there are many popular fast food center/restaurants which are celebrated in all over the world and they serve the best pizza & pasta ever with their changes.


As we know that pizza have many varieties in taste, some are very famous on public demand like, Margherita Pizza is one of them it was named after the Italian Queen Margherita, with its delicious and soft taste, toppings with yummy cheese you go completely lost. Thin Crust Pizza with its crispy base and multi-stuffing on top gives an awful taste. But if you can have thick choco layered Pizza, what would be your reaction after knowing this. Can you believe? Just a single imagination can drive you go crazy isn’t it? But snap out of your imagination, Now you can have mouth-watering Choco Pizza. If you are in Dubai then you can experience not only Choco Pizza but a lot more varieties of pizza and pasta.

With the help of new technology and digital era, it is now possible to have any cuisine directly at your doorstep, now no more waiting in queue outside your favorite shop or no more fighting with your hunger if you feel lazy to go out. Anywhere and at any time you want they will directly deliver your requirement at your doorstep by no sooner. Among those of Figaros Pizza is most popular brand that serves pizza and pasta across Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. All you have to do is just give a call or send a mail and experience the yummy food at home.

So next time when you get bored of daily routine food and want to taste something new and delicious just think of Figaro’s Pizza. Simply make a call or place an online order and you will get served best quality food at your doorstep only.

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