It won’t be an exaggeration to say that Indians have a strong penchant for pizzas and pasta. Be it a movie night, a quick midnight snack or whenever we are out with friends, one of the two dishes are always on the table. Isn’t it? But let’s also accept it, this is the only closest we are to Italian cuisine, or desi-Italian if we may call it so. Italian cuisine is a truly diverse one that encompasses a vast variety of pasta, over 400 types of cheese, and countless sauces and decadent desserts. Did you know there are more than 600 shapes of pasta produced across the world?  

To brush up your knowledge of Italian cuisine and give you a hint of what lies beyond your regular type of pasta and pizzas, we’ve got 3 of the most amazing Italian recipes you must try if you call yourself a fan of the cuisine! 

1. Panzanella

A typical summer salad recipe packed with the goodness of onion, tomatoes, cucumber along with light spices and herbs that are tossed in with bread chunks. Panzanella gets its name from the two words 'pane’, which means bread and 'zanella' that translates to soup bowl. A bowl with a bread salad, Panzanella is a perfect meal for hot summer days! 

2. Tuscan Brick Chicken

A yummy grilled chicken recipe from Tuscany, Tuscan brick chicken boasts of the flavours of chilli, paprika and mustard that are cooked along with a host of sauces, including teriyaki and soya sauce—hosting a dinner party at home over the weekend? Tuscan brick chicken could be a perfect show-stealer! 

3. Tiramisu

End your meal in true Italian style with Tiramisu, also known as the ‘pick-me-up' cake! Soaked in coffee and layered with creamy mascarpone all around, tiramisu has slowly garnered a fan base across the globe! 

Let us know which one of this Italian deliciousness have you tried?