An Italian-American pizza with pepperoni (salami), mushrooms, olives and peppers
Orecchiette (singular, orecchietta), from orecchio (ear) + etto (small)) is a kind of home-made pasta typical of Puglia or Apulia, a region of southern Italy. Its name comes from its shape, which resembles a small ear. In the vernacular of Taranto it is called recchietedd, or chiancaredd. A slightly flatter version is called cencioni, while in the vernacular of Bari, strascinate are more similar to cavatelli.pastaPugliasouthern ItalyTaranto cencioni The traditional dish from Puglia is orecchiette alle cime di rapa,  although broccoli is also widely used as an alternative to rapini. Particularly around Capitanata and Salento, orecchiette are traditionally also dressed with a tomato-based sauce (al sugo), with or without miniature meatballs (al ragù) and/or a sprinkling of ricotta forte, a seasoned sheep-milk variety of ricotta cheese.dish from Pugliacime di rapa broccoliCapitanata Salentosheep-milk varietyricotta
CassataCassata, a cake containing different nuts, raisins, ricotta, different liqueurs and candied fruits
BiscottiBiscotti are a common consistence in a typical Italian breakfast
"Milanesa a la napolitana" with French fries, an Italian-inspired dish based on the original cotoletta dish from Milan, common in South America. This dish is called "parmegiana steak" in Brazil, though it is not typical from Parma region in Italy but was actually invented in Buenos Aires.Milanesa French friesSouth AmericaBrazil Parma Italy Buenos Aires
Italian style coffee (caffè), also known as espresso, is made from a blend of coffee beans, often from Brazil. Espresso beans are roasted medium to medium dark in the north, and darker as you move south.
Italy produces the largest amount of wine in the world and is both the largest exporter and consumer of wine. Only about a quarter of this wine is put into bottles for individual sale. Two- thirds is bulk wine used for blending in France and Germany. The wine distilled into spirits in Italy exceeds the production of wine in the entirety of the New World. There are twenty separate wine regions.