Any Recomentation For Intalian Food???

@weimin (33)
Malaysia
October 8, 2009 11:03am CST
Now i just want to try some italian food...Cause heard from my friend they said macaroni is really his favourite food...So now I feel like want to try it... At the same time,he's birthday coming soon...so i hoping to do a macaroni for him... Anyone can teach me the way to do it??? Thanx...^^
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@KMPierce (165)
• United States
8 Oct 09
You just go the easy route and buy something frozen and cook it. There all kinds of Italian dishes in the freezer section. Italian is one of my favorites. You might try lasagna for your friend. It's much better than macaroni. Good luck!
@weimin (33)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 09
Ok ok...Thanks... Hope he will like it...and i think im going to try it also... but do you the way to make it? I started to learn cook italian food...hope it will be success...Thanks again for your coment... It help me very much~!!!^^
@bignik (273)
• Italy
21 Nov 09
Hi weimin , just to let you know that italian recipes can be easy to do , but there are also some very complexed dishes ,if you would like to try some of my recipes and watch some good videos i reccommend you to visit - botbot11.flixya.com. - there you can find some of my italian recipes, have fun. soory for the late response , bignik
@annihilus (2185)
• Italy
29 Oct 09
Sorry read your help request only now. I hope the birthday not yes been. Well, if it is the first time you can try a simple recipe. Below the international link of Barilla http://int.primopiatto.barilla.com/home/htm/home.htm where you can find more info! Remember, you need to cook the pasta only the minutes indicate on the pack! If for example you use spaghetti #5 you need to boil them 8 minutes. Wait until the water into the pot boils, after put the spaghetti inside.Count the minutes not when you put the spaghetti into the pot, but start counting when the water resume to boil.Sometimes the duration need to be little longer (it depends from your cuisine) but generally if indicate 8 minutes are 8 minutes, not more than 9. Please don't leave boiling for 10 or more! You are cooking pasta, not glue! About the sauce, for this first time use simply tomatoes. If you find canned tomatoes in little pieces it is good. Otherwise buy tomatoes and cut them in little pieces. Take a big pan, put olive oil (only olive oil!), 3-4 pieces of garlic, some origan and bay laurel in very fine pieces, if you like also chili pepper ( I suggest you from calabria - Italy- or from Indonesia or Guadeloupe -piment-... are the better!). Cook in the pan not with big fire, but medium fire... you need to cook the sauce not less than 20 minutes. if you cook with big fire the result is not good! Look sometimes the sauce and mix all. You don't have to use salt for the sauce. The salt you are using in the water boiling with the pasta. Generally use 90 grams per person but I suggest you 120 grams! Try and tell me! I'm ready to fly from Italy for tasting you pasta! Good luck!
@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
12 Oct 09
I love ravioli. Being Italian I was brought up on all sorts of pasta! My mother makes her own from scratch and serves them with a bolognese sauce and fresh parmesan. You can buy ravioli which taste almost as good and all you need to do is add your condiments.Yum!
• United States
12 Oct 09
yum, yum, italian food is really good. Like lasagna with its cheesy topping that makes your mouth water. The inside is beefey with a juicy taste. You will need to fry the ground beef first. Then cook the noodles for about 5 minutes in some boiling water. Take a oval cake pan,and greese it first, then lay about 5 noodles in the bottom of the pan. Layer with some ground beef. Pour some spagetti sauce on top then top it with cheese. Continue with this process until you have made about 3 layers of noodles, beef,sauce, and cheese. That is my type of lasagna.
@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
11 Oct 09
I am Italian and I really enjoy eating Stuffed shells, Lasagna, Manicotis, Backed Zita, pizza and spaghetti of course.. Was you planning to buy Italian food or make something? If you were going to buy it you should try to go to the Olive garden but it is a little expensive.. Good Luck to you...
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
11 Oct 09
it seems that most people hear macaroni, and think "and cheese" because that's how it is often fixed in the States. I would go for a simple spaghetti the first time. if you are planning to cook from scratch, then a can of whole tomatoes (blended in a blender till mostly chopped up), a can of tomato paste, onions (about half of one), bell pepper (again, about half) if you like them, saute them in a little olive oil then add the tomatoes & paste then start adding spices, salt, pepper, oregano, rosemary, garlic, basil and any other "Italian" type spices would work, maybe even some chili powder if you like spicy let cook an hour, if you want a meat sauce, then brown ground meat with garlic and onion and add near the end cook noodles according to directions and you have an easy, tasty dish
• Philippines
11 Oct 09
Try seafood spaghetti or spaghetti con vongole...
@snowy22315 (47398)
• United States
10 Oct 09
Macaroni is one of the easiest things to make. I'm not sure exactly what you are trying to do with making it. It should be something that is fairly simple though. I hope you get some good feedback about it. It is something that appeals to most people.