Yes, you should buy an Italian dictionary, but until then please see our list of important Italian culinary terms. We also provide detailed information about the most popular Italian foods and wines. After all, you need to understand what you are eating! Buon Appetito!

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    Green (or yellow) beans in their pods, notably string beans, usually boiled and served cold or stewed with tomato, garlic and... Read More »


    "Little bundles." Thin pancakes filled with savory and sweet... Read More »


    Guinea fowl or hen, usually roasted or stewed with... Read More »


    Forcemeat,... Read More »


    Pasta shaped like butterfly wings, often dressed with a... Read More »