Eating at a great Italian restaurant can give you the feeling of having a home cooked meal in Italy. This is not just a guess, it actually happens and depending on the food, it happens quite often. You get an immediate sense of this the moment you walk into the restaurant. If you senses are bombarded with the smell of fresh herbs, fresh vegetables, garlic and homemade bread you can be sure that you are in for an exquisite meal and a sensory treat. All of these aromas and smells also have the effect of awakening your senses and prepare you to have a fabulous meal.
As a general rule, most Americans love Italian food, especially well prepared Italian food that is served at an excellent family owned and run Italian restaurant. Some of the best of these Italian restaurants use recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. But aside from the feeling you get why does the food make such an impression? The reason is actually more obvious than many people would imagine, it has to do with the ingredients in the food served. The Average American Diet is high in fat, sugars, artificial sweeteners and low in vitamins, antioxidants, and saturated fats. This kind of diet is why Americans have one of the highest rates of diabetes and obesity in the world. How about well prepared Italian food? What is different about what they eat?
The differences are striking. There is an abundance of Olive Oil used in Italian cooking and in their food. Olive Oil is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. In addition, the main fat in Olive Oil is monounsaturated fat, which helps lowers your LDL cholesterol and raise your HDL cholesterol which helps lower blood pressure and protects against heart disease. Another food widely used in Italian cooking is garlic. The health benefits of garlic have been known for thousands of years and it is a powerful antioxidant a natural antibiotic. It is also known as one of the most beneficial herbs in use today. People use garlic for not only cooking but for treating everything from high blood pressure to diabetes. It is literally a magic spice.
Freshly cooked tomatoes are used a lot in Italian cooking and are a great source of potassium and vitamins. They can also help lower your risk of cancer heart disease, and osteoporosis. Another classic ingredient used is fresh Basil. Basil has the power to boost your immune system and fight flu and other viral infections. Basil also has anti-inflammatory properties and is a powerful antioxidant and can help treat arthritis; in addition, basil just tastes great.
In addition to serving some of the best home-made Italian food in New York City, Tarallucci e Vino is also available as an event space where you can have a great Italian meal. We have 5 different location in the City to serve you including restaurants in the East Village, Union Square, the Upper West Side, Cooper Hewitt, and Nomad. For More information visit our website at www.taralluccievino.net