As famous as a national cuisine is, it can’t help but include something quick to eat. We usually call these dishes alaminuti, which is indicative of the speed of their preparation. The Italian culinary tradition is no exception, although fast food remains in the shadow of the world-famous pasta, pizza and risotto. This does not make them less tasty and noteworthy. Italian alaminutes also carry some of the features of alpine cuisine, as they are part of it. Types of alaminutes Alaminuts are a large group of foods and can be prepared from many types of products. Their main features are that they are not many

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How do we know at home that it is a holiday? It smells appetizing and the table is full of delicious things in large plates. Although the peoples have different customs and rituals, the rich table is common among the holiday traditions in most countries. The Alpine countries are no exception to this rule, on the contrary. In Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy and France they definitely stick to good food, and when there is an occasion all the close people gather around the table and enjoy the festive alpine dishes. What is traditionally served on holidays?   The culinary holiday traditions of the Alpine peoples

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The world fame of Italian cuisine is due to the huge variety of delicious, usually not very complicated to prepare and useful dishes.  The richness of the culinary tradition has another dimension, which is expressed in the preparation of traditional for Apennines appetizers, called antipasti.  They have no less presence in the menu than pasta, pizza, risotto and other remarkable culinary works typical of the Mediterranean diet. Italian appetizers are the thing that starts lunch or dinner and opens the appetite. They are also part of Alpine cuisine, which has become increasingly popular around the world in recent years. History of Italian appetizers As usual, when

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Alpine meat pie, known as Pastetli, is a traditional Swiss dish, suitable for both daily home-cooked lunch and for welcoming guests, because it always looks aesthetically pleasing. Pie in a very successful way combines two of the favorite products of people in the raw mountains – meat and bread. According to some Swiss culinary experts, nowadays pie is gradually undeservedly replaced by more modern cuisine. Although considered retro by some households, this specialty has a unique taste and is revered by most of the local population. Therefore, meat pie is considered a traditional alpine dish and tourists in the Alps will miss a lot if

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The popularity of Swiss chocolate has no limits. Due to its high standards of production and the use of only natural ingredients, it has deservedly earned an international reputation for quality. It is impossible to visit the Confederacy and not taste a slice of this “food of the gods”. Although Switzerland is not the home of chocolate, it has become a real symbol of the country. So people are right to ask themselves: why is Swiss chocolate different?   History of Chocolate The origin of raw materials for chocolate must be sought in antiquity, but this time it is a matter of really ancient times. Excavations

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We connect the idea of ​​the Alps with snow, skiing and breathtaking landscapes. We must also add to the advantages of the region the unique delicious local cuisine.   It is an amazing blend of the culinary traditions of several European countries – Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France and Italy. The locals have adapted their diet to the harsh mountain conditions. The result is nutritious, energy-filled meals.   Many focus on meat, milk and dairy products. To these we must add eggs, potatoes, mushrooms, cabbage, legumes, etc. The food is saturated, tasty and useful because of its quality products, mainly locally produced. People in the Alps

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Everyone knows that France is a true gastronomic paradise. No other country in the world has paid such attention to food. Traditional French cuisine is characterized by a variety of flavors, exquisite combinations of ingredients, special cooking techniques. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, it can always be culinary extravagance.   Along with Chinese and Georgian, French cuisine is referred to as the most diverse, vibrant and original on the planet. The French really know how to cook and consider cooking as an art, and famous chefs are considered to be kind of poets.   It is a well-known fact that the concept of high or

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Swiss national cuisine is one of the most conservative, locals honor centuries-old traditions and many dishes are prepared according to old recipes passed down from generation to generation. The culinary tradition in the country was formed under the influence of neighboring countries – Italy, Germany, France.   For example, the Italian cantons, located in the southern part of the country, skillfully cook pasta and polenta. The French part is famous for its magnificent fondue and raclette. The German people influenced the Swiss cuisine for the many sausages and famous dishes.   As a result, the gastronomic preferences of the Swiss are as multifaceted and diverse as

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Christmas is celebrated by all Christians and Catholics around the world on the same day and, of course, the table is packed with appetizing meals, delicious sweets and ritual breads. This is largely true of the Alpine countries, where winter and snow are the most appropriate backdrop for the Christmas holidays.   But the customs and rituals of Christmas go far beyond the culinary element and are the most anticipated moment of the year for the little ones and the big ones. Many of the Christmas traditions in the Alpine countries have a common root.   An interesting point, for example, in the folklore of

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Like most elegantly sounding culinary terms, the word ‘order’ comes from the French (hors-d’œuvre). This is an appetizer served before the main course. One of the purposes of serving it is to whet your appetite. It also serves as a gentle support while serving the main dish. The meals can be served even before sitting at a table or during a meal. They should not be confused with salads, although they may also contain vegetables. Most often, cuttings are well-cut slices or pieces of different products. They can carry the name of the main products in them, for example. Cheese Ordiover or Dry Sausage Ordio.

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