Eating in Italy: by Region

A dish to try in each of the six most-traveled regions...

This article, written by KATE LOUGH, appears on The Evening Standard.

6 dishes which will give you a true taste of Italy

Eat your way around each region’s distinct gastronomy from orrechiette in Puglia to pappardelle in Tuscany

Each region of this flavoursome country has its own distinct gastronomy that locals are wildly proud of.

Italians are famously passionate about food, but they are also patient too. In 1986 the Slow Food Movement was founded by Carlo Petrini, who stepped into the limelight after campaigning against McDonald’s opening near the Spanish Steps in Rome.

The aim of the movement was to protect and promote local foods, traditional gastronomy and sustainable food production – values are second nature to Italians.

Foodies, Italy is the perfect holiday destination for you where you’ll soon appreciate the variety of each region: from cuttlefish risotto in Venice, to the meaty Black Bull’s Heart tomato on the Neopolitan Riviera. View the Photo Gallery and read about each dish…

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