Do you enjoy dining at Italian restaurants? Italian food is some of the best cuisines in the world, and a recent poll showed it as the third most popular food style for eating out in the United States. It may surprise you to learn that Mexican food is the favorite takeout followed by Chinese food. However, these types of take-away are generally ordered by people in a rush – or looking to satisfy a junk food craving.
Pizza aside, Italian food doesn’t make such an intriguing take away meal. It’s best served by candlelight at a restaurant, with a pianist singing away in the background. If you’re looking to impress a date, would you take them to a Chinese restaurant for takeaway noodles and shrimp – or would you prefer to take in the ambiance of the local Italian restaurant as you dine and chat away?
We already know the answer; Italian food is the way to go if you’re trying to create an impression with someone you care about in your life. Italian food is the benchmark for a quality home-cooked meal as well. There’s nothing like diving into a plate of fresh spaghetti and meatballs smothered in rich, creamy tomato gravy, with a glass of merlot on the side – the perfect meal.
1. Do It Yourself
The best part about eating Italian meals is that they’re so easy to prepare. In most cases, recipes call for a few, readily available, ingredients you can pick up at the local food market. So, there’s no need to dash down to the local restaurant to order a plate of pasta cooked to perfection – do it yourself in your kitchen for a fraction of the price that you’d pay at a restaurant.
All you need to make the perfect Italian meal is the right recipe and some time to make the magic happen. Our favorite Italian recipe has to be a delicious red sauce served over pasta. This traditional meal features in movies like “Lady and the tramp,” and every mobster movie ever made.
We have a few recipe ideas for the best 15-minute spaghetti sauce you’ve ever tried. Now you can make a red sauce in your kitchen that anyone’s Italian grandmother would be proud of serving to their family at Sunday lunch.