Burrata is a soft and fresh Italian cheese typical of the Apulia region, in Southern Italy. It is made of cow’s milk and fresh cream following traditional and handmade techniques. Thanks to its delicate and creamy flavor burrata is perfect to make delicious salads in contrast with juicy fresh fruits.
Among the best ways to eat burrata cheese is to accompany ripe tomatoes, peaches and chunks of crusty bread, flavored with fresh basil leaves and topped with a drizzle of balsamic and extra virgin olive oil.
Originally from Naples, in Campania region, Mozzarella in Carrozza is a typical Italian appetizer easy to prepare. It consists of two slices of bread filled with mozzarella or mozzarella di bufala cheese and sprinkled with breadcrumb. The bread is then dip in the beaten egg and fried.
Crispy on the outside with a soft and melting heart, Mozzarella in Carrozza is usually served as an appetizer, a single dish or as an Italian aperitif.
Caponata is a typical sweet and soar vegetable-based dish originating in Sicily. It consists of a mix of fried eggplants, onions, celery, tomatoes, along with olives, capers and dried fruits. The vegetables are seasoned with olive oil and stir-fried with sugar and vinegar, which confers a bittersweet flavor.
This dish is traditionally served as an appetizer but it can also be eaten as a side dish to accompany meat and fish or as a filling for paninis and focaccia.
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Caprese is a colorful and simple Italian salad originally from Capri Island, in the region of Campania. It is made of fresh sliced mozzarella and tomatoes, seasoned with extra virgin olive oil, salt and basil leaves, along with balsamic vinegar and oregano according to one’s own preference.
Originally from Southern Italy, Parmigiana is a typical dish of Mediterranean cuisine made with fried and sliced eggplants arranged in layers and seasoned with tomato sauce, stretched curd cheese and grated parmesan cheese.