Tuesday, March 27, 2007

One of the best-known Italian specialty breads: Focaccia

Originally uploaded by rvettese.
Focaccia (IPA pronunciation: [fo'kaʧːa]) is a flat bread topped with spices and other products, which is related to modern pizza. The basic recipe is thought by some to have originated with the Etruscans or ancient Greeks, but nowadays it is particularly known as a delicacy of the Ligurian cuisine.

The local specialty "focaccia col formaggio" (focaccia with cheese) is made in Recco, near Genoa.

Focaccia is quite popular in Italy and is usually seasoned with olive oil and herbs, topped with cheese and meat or flavored with a number of vegetables.

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