You could say that Italian food has been with us since the Romans decided to invade Britain. The Romans had already been heavily influenced by the Greeks and Etruscans before them so it wasn’t all their original ideas. One thing is certain, they did not bring pasta, but they did bring olives, citrus fruit and wine!
First of all it’s a bit sad that we just stick to pasta, pizza and gelato. Italy is a very diverse place and before it was a unified country it had lots of different regions that all had very different ideas about food. In the North, there are the cold Alps and in the South, it is warm as the Mediterranean laps against the beaches of Calabria. This gives the Italian farmers the chance to grow a number of diverse ingredients to add flavour and colour to the dishes. For a taste of Italy and many other cuisines, consider Meal Prep Glasgow. Visit Ace Prep for a range of Meal Prep Glasgow dishes delivered.
The Italian food we eat is very heavily influenced by the immigrants that left Italy after the First World War. Italy was suffering a recession and the new world of North America offered a fresh start. Naturally the people wanted to have a taste of home. This taste came over to Britain with the GIs in the Second World War and, like Indian/Bangladeshi and Chinese food, there was a lot of interest by the British in what new foods of the world were out there to be sampled. This American Italian food was very influenced by the use of pasta and the street food of pizza.
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