Most people tend to think of Italian food as cooking with pasta or a flavourful tomato sauce. While this is not always the case, let us not forget that pasta and tomato based dishes form some of the very foundations of classic Italian cooking. Pasta is relatively inexpensive, so you can easily come up with several variations and dishes suited to taste. Some people know and keep cooking a preferred sauce to go with a pasta dish, whether it is a creamy white alfredo sauce or a rich tomato sauce. Many will also vary the amount of spices in their sauces in order to make changes every so often.
Many Italian dishes also will feature different meats as the centerpiece of flavour. The classic Chicken Cacciatore dishes can feature various parts of chicken with a spicy rich sauce. Some Italian dishes will equally feature certain vegetables as the star ingredient or combine the best of both worlds. People will tailor these dishes to suit whatever tastes they have.
Italian cooking is full of passion for flavour and freshness. Any of the good Italian places in major cities will focus first on these two themes. Consider any of these recipes and bring flavour and freshness into your kitchen for a memorable dinner!