Topics: Italian Cuisine
Italian cuisineItalian cuisine is the culinary typical or originating from Italy. It has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.
Significant changes occurred with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, now central to the cuisine but not introduced in quantity until the 18th century. Italian cuisine is noted for its regional diversity, especially between Northern Italy and the proper peninsula abundance of difference in taste, and is one of the most popular in the world, with influences abroad.