VITO'S BLOG ABOUT ITALIAN FOOD
Hello to everyone!
Here I am with a new blog a little bit sad because it could be the last one.
Before to give my regards to all, today I'd like to speak about the Italian food.
Well I think that our food is one of the best things we have.
Very often when I was speaking with some foreign friends from all over the world, they had already ate "spaghetti" and "pizza". Yes, they are really good and in here (because if you eat them in other countries, are quite different) you can find them in different ways.
Today, being Sunday, I asked to my wife to make a special dishes, delicious for me and I hope interesting for you too.
Let me start to talk about "polenta", this delicious main and second course that you can eat with fish (cod) and meat. Cornmeal cooked in a special pot (that we call "paiolo") in two litres of water with a pinch of salt for an hour.
When this dish is cooked there are a lot of different ways to eat it, hot and less hot, made baked with different cheese, with sugar, with milk (to go for a walk to the mountain and to find on the top of the mountain some "polenta" with fresh milk could be something that you'll never forget).......
Anyway today I'm eating "polenta" with "tapelucco"!
..........you're probably asking what is that????
Don't worry, nothing strange, it's just meat, minced meat cooked with tomatoes and some herbs.
It's a rich dish which can also be eaten like a main dish with all your family, expecially when outside it's cold, it's snowing or it's raining. Eating this dish can't miss a glass of good Italian wine like "Nebbiolo - Chianti - Barbera".
I'm sure that some of you already know this dessert, but for those who don't know it yet, let me explain how to prepare it. Are necessary (for three person) some coffee, two eggs, two spoons of sugar, 250 gr. of "mascarpone", some biscuits and a little bit of liquour.
For those that want to try it here are some informations to prepare it.
You'll have to put two eggs in a basin with two spoons of sugar.
When the eggs will be weel beaten add the mascarpone since you'll get a smooth cream.
After that add a little bit of liquour like brandy or cognac and stir gently. ok, your cream is ready. Now put a little bit of liquour in your coffee too.
You'll have to put in a mold one or more layers of biscuits dippend in the coffee and layers of cream.
After that your "tiramisù" is almost ready.
Put it in the fridge for some hours and before to eat sprinkle with chocolate powder.
After this meal can't miss an Italian "espresso".
Ok, this was first of all my homework for my teacher (please excuse me for my late), than a topic who some readers asked me last week.
Now the worst thing, it's time to say goodbye.
Unfortunately I'm not sure to have enought time for enother blog so this one could be the last one.
First of all I'd like to thank the BBC Learning English and my teacher for gave me this great opportunity that I'll never forget.
I'm sure to have a lot of things to learn but I'm also sure to love this language with all my heart.
At last I'd really like to thank all the readers who sent me message with praise and encouragement, but there are no words for that.
All the best for everyone