Bread is a food that is beloved all around the world, and one that enjoys many different cultural interpretations. In Italy, bread – or better known as pane – has taken on a life of its own in the nation’s cuisine. A staple that is commonly found in Italian cooking, in today’s blog, we’ll be taking a look at popular types of Italian bread. Keep reading below for more information, or if you’d like to dine with us at Strega in Boston’s historic North End, make a reservation with us here!
Originating from the region of Tuscany, pane Toscano can be distinguished by its plain, yet rustic appearance – thanks to the fact that it is typically cooked in a woodfired oven. Enjoyed by many both in Italy and across the world, pane Toscano is easy for all to enjoy, and perhaps best of all, it is a great addition to virtually any Italian meal.
Loved especially here in America, focaccia bread brings a bit more flavor to the table. Like many other foods in Italian cuisine, its flavors are quite simple, yet very effective and unique in taste. Focaccia’s taste is characterized by its toppings, which are usually various herbs and olive oil. Ideally enjoyed on its own, or perhaps with antipasto or other small bites, focaccia continues to be one of the most popular types of Italian bread for a reason.
Now known throughout the world, ciabatta is not necessarily as traditional as other types of Italian bread, having only been introduced in the early 1980s. However, that doesn’t mean it’s not delicious, as ciabatta has become one of the most beloved and versatile Italian breads out there. Perhaps most notably, it has risen to become a popular sandwich bread.
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