Anecdotes | Italy


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The history of a popular Italian apertizer


  Among all Italian appetizers, Carpaccio is probably the most widely served.

The dish was named after Italian painter Vittore Carpaccio, who is known for the red and white - that are reflected in the dish.

Vittore Carpaccio's colors are reflected in this dish (Portrait of a Woman, 1510)


  • 250g Thinly sliced raw beef
  • 50g Mixed Salad
  • 5 Cherry tomatoes
  • 40g Shaved Parmesan
  • 2Tbs (Toasted) pine nuts
  • 1Tbs Olive oil
  • .5Tbs Balsamic Oil
  • 1 Slice (Optional) Lemon

Stack dish according to the listed order (serves 1 person).

A carpaccio

Further discovery

  Food has an elevated meaning in Italian culture, it relates to their culturally engraned principle of 'La Bella Figura'. In this video, an Italian showcases this love for food and passionately explains his take on the Carpaccio.