Ever since Italians migrated to Australia and introduced us to spaghetti bolognese and pizza, Australians have embraced this wonderful, satisfying cuisine and it is now firmly woven into our national culinary culture. We’re not alone in our love of Italian food, though – it’s one of the most popular and widely adopted cuisines the world over.
 
Northern Italy is known for its heartier, meat- and potato-based dishes, while the southern style of cooking is decidedly more Mediterranean. Seafood is a staple ingredient for those living along the coast. The regional subtleties of Italian cuisine are also present in pasta recipes, which range from wonderfully warming options, like pappardelle with duck ragù, to a lighter and brighter pasta with sardines, and the Amalfi Coast classic, seafood scialatelli
 
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To find out more about Italian cuisine, check out our food guide here.