Italian Culture

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There’s a lot more to being Italian than the typical stereotypes that we have come to know from movies, television and books. From the Catholic mobsters who kill during the week but always make it to mass on Sunday, to the “how you doin” views of Joey from the television show “Friends”, people often forget the more important parts of being Italian. It is a culture like no other, full of history, art, and most importantly, their passion for food. Italian food, in my opinion, is the best in the world. Italians put so much into everything they make that the time and effort is tasted with every single bite. One of my favorite dishes would have to be fettuccini alfredo and it just happens to be a fairly easy, but extremely delicious, dish to make. Trust me, if I can make it, you can make it.
The most important part of Italian cooking is the ingredients. Quality makes a huge difference in the outcome of any dish. For fettuccini alfredo you need: one pound of uncooked fettuccini, two cups of finely grated parmesan or romano cheese, one pint of either heavy cream or half and half, one egg yolk and one teaspoon of butter. This will make enough food for four people so keep that in mind when you are shopping for ingredients. For the best outcome, use heavy cream and the best cheese you can find. These choices make a huge difference with the outcome of the sauce. Using half and half is a good way to cut some calories, but the s...

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