Things We Love about Italy – We also Love About Carlsbad – Little Italy in Carlsbad. We love the food, delicious, tasty and healthy eating: Here is a list of some of the Things We Love about Italy:
- The Pasta
- The Pizza
- The Espresso
- The Olive Oil
- The Truffles
- The Wine
- The Parmesan
- The Balsamic –
Balsamic Vinegar of Modena PGI is made following a unique and traditional methodology from partially fermented, cooked or concentrated grape must obtained exclusively from the Lambrusco, Sangiovese, Trebbiano, Albana, Ancellotta, Fortana and Montuni grapes varieties. An aliquot of vinegar aged for at least 10 years as well as a minimum of 10% vinegar obtained from the acetification of pure wine are added to the must.
The three fundamental stages follow:
Concentration – the product obtained after the crushing and cooking stages is concentrated until the initial mass of the must reaches a density of at least 1.240 at a temperature of 20°C.
Acetification and refining – the mixture is acidified using selected bacterial colonies, or following the consolidated slow surface culture or the slow “wood chip” (submerged culture) acetification methods, and then refined; both acetification and refining take place inside containers made of prized woods such as durmast oak, chestnut, oak, mulberry or juniper. Finally, the product thus obtained is subjected to an analytical and organoleptic assessment by an expert taste panel.
Ageing – after sixty days of maturation in wooden vats, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena may be subjected to an additional period of ageing in barrels, casks or other wooden containers that are generally smaller in size. If this period of ageing is extended beyond three years, the finished product can be classified as “aged”.
- The Prosciutto
- 10. Everything else…More things we love about Italy:
1.The people are so friendly and happy
2.The Food: Pasta , Pasta & more Pasta
3.Art – Italy has some of the most beautiful Art including the David statue
4. Bellini’s, yum
5. Venice – Murano
6. Florence- Vecchio
7. Rome – Colosseum
8. Tuscany – wine country
10. Sistine Chapel
If you love Italy, you will also love Carlsbad Food Tours! We called it “Little Italy in Carlsbad”. We especially love the food; pasta, pizza, olive oils, wine and much much more.
We stop at several great Italian restaurants including:
Vigilucci’s Gourmet Market
Gregorio’s Italian Restaurant
Humble Olive Oils
Things We Love about Italy: The essence of dining. In Italy, dining is a fine art. One that is slow, well timed and purely relaxing and entertaining. A traditional dining experience for us was between two and three hours. It began with an appetizer and bottle of wine and sparking water, then entrees, coffee and dessert, great conversation and fun people watching outside on the city streets. Each evening, we would lose ourselves in the handmade pasta and rich tiramisu. It was an indulgence that was rich in food and pleasurable in the company and the comfort. Italians become absorbed in the food and the atmosphere. Family and tradition are so critical to happiness in Italy and food it at it’s center.
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