September 9th is National "I Love Food" day!
Today let's indulge in our favorite food. Enjoy the cake you can't live without, taste your favorite ice cream, and eat the pasta you love most...without feeling guilty! Today you can! This day is for all foodies and food lovers.
We love food!
Do you know your feeling when you put your favorite food in your mouth? When you think: Man, I love this stuff! That feeling translates the visceral love that binds us to our beloved foods. The day to celebrate this love story has arrived. It is September 9th: National I Love Food day! Whether you prefer sweets or savory things, this is the perfect day to indulge in a few sins. Indeed, good food is the font of authentic, real happiness. As you might know, eating prompts the brain to release endorphins, the "feel good" hormones!
Why do we love food?
Many of us have a "special" relationship with food. As the old saying goes, some people eat to live, and some people live to eat! Science tells us that enjoying food is more than just a basic survival instinct. Food nutrients, taste, and flavor, can promote the production of "feel-good" chemicals, like serotonin and dopamine.
Eat it with love
The important thing is to eat with love! Food is so crucial to Italians that it is frequently used as a symbol to express love and care. In Italy, it is all about food: our gastronomy is one of the richest in the world. But not only that. The truth is that Italians simply love to express love through food. As someone said: There is no love franker than the love of food. That's why this day is perfect for us!
I love Italian food!
The Tasteatlas website has compiled an exciting list of the 100 most loved dishes in the world. Among them, as many as 13 are Italian. That is a source of great pride for us! Italy is in first place for the number of dishes. In second place is Japan, while in third place is France. Here are the most loved Italian foods in the world with which you can celebrate your personal "I Love Food" day.
The most loved Italian foods
Pasta is first and foremost among the national recipes that made it into the top 100. Tagliatelle al Ragù Bolognese is the most beloved fresh pasta in the world. There are also delicious Spaghetti alla Carbonara made with egg and guanciale. Pasta also includes Spaghetti alle Vongole, with clams, typical of Southern Italy; Tortellini in Brodo, stuffed pasta in broth, are a traditional recipe from Emilia Romagna; Pasta al Pesto, with the famous Genoese green sauce made with basil, pine nuts, extra virgin olive oil, pecorino, and Parmigiano cheese; Cacio e Pepe (with a rich and delicious cheese sauce); and Amatriciana (with tomato and guanciale), typical of the Roman tradition: and finally the classic Spaghetti Aglio e Olio, a very easy yet delicious recipe. Not only pasta! In the list, there is also risotto. Let's not forget bout pizza, the quintessence of Italianness. The most beloved is the Neapolitan one, famous for its soft, raised edge! Also beloved is the famous eggplant timballo, famous as Parmigiana. Another beloved dish is the classic Fiorentina, the Florentine steak. Happy "I Love Food" day!
- Donatella Mulvoni