Specialist: Italian cuisine

From the quiz on 3/11/15.

  1. With which nut is the Italian liqueur amaretto flavoured? Almond

  2. What name, literally meaning “little wheels”, is given to pasta in the shape of small wagon wheels? Rotelle (also ruote)

  3. Which fatty cut of pork is salt-cured to make pancetta? Belly

  4. What is the name of the custard-like Italian dessert typically made from whipped egg yolks, sugar and Marsala wine and served in a tall glass? Zabaglione

  5. Literally meaning “rotten cheese” in Sardinian, what is the name of the traditional Sardinian ewes’ cheese that is deliberately decomposed to the point of rotting by cheese flies, whose live maggots are consumed along with the cheese itself? Casu marzu (also casu fràzigu)


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