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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Italy: Street Food Bite and Booze of the World Cup





It's time for another stop on the street food guide to the FIFA World Cup 2014! Next on our journey through the World Cup is Italy. Italy is known for it's larger than life way of eating and enjoying life. The wine is flowing, the cheese is fresh, and the days are full of great eats! We're going to test out Foccacia di Recco and the Negroni.













Photo Credit: Acadamia Barilla
Photo Credit: Acadamia Barilla




Foccacia di Recco is made of a very thin dough, almost a crepe-like dough, filled with fresh cheese. The recipe calls for a lot of prep work and kneading of dough, but the flavor is slammin'! The natural slight saltiness of the cheese combined with the savory flavors of olive oil and buttery dough make for great one-handed snacking during the match!








Photo Credit: Imbibe Magazine
Photo Credit: Imbibe Magazine

The Negroni is a classic Italian cocktail. The cocktail's origins are unknown, but it came to be by taking The Americano recipe and putting gin in the place of soda water in the recipe and the orange peel garnish was originally used to indicate that it was a different drink. The sharp flavors of Campari combined with the herbal notes of gin come together to shape a cocktail traditionally served as an apéritif (before the meal) or digestif (after the meal).