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Italian Food and Culture

            For my country/culture my group and myself were given Italy to present to the class. At first I believed that all Italy was known for was its wonderful pastas and the Colosseum built by the Roman empire but as I started to research this country I soon realized that Italy is known for much more than just those two things. Italy is a very diverse country in terms of food and even in their culture. The country has been around for centuries and as result it has gone through numerous changes in rulers, food, and culture. .
             Throughout Italy's long history it has gone through essentially 3 times periods in regards to food and culture; the Ancient times, Imperial Rome, and the New World/Renaissance. .
             The ancient times were important in Italy's culture because that is when the first civilization settled in Italy, this group of people was called the Etruscans. The Etruscans took control of Rome from another group called the Latins and formally set up their civilization there. During this time period the Etruscans ate primarily off the land and the sea, using wild game and even fish for their protein source while relying heavily on grains. A popular grain was called Farro and it was basically modern day cornmeal or polenta. It was used to make thick soups and came in handy for the Roman soldiers during their extended walks since there was an abundance of it in the area.
             During the Imperial Rome phase Romans ate mostly what their ancestors did, eating what the land and sea provided to them except for a noticeable difference and that was he creation of Garum. Garum was a fish sauce that was made from smashing anchovies into salt. Also the wealthier Romans during this time enjoyed huge feasts that consisted of exotic meats, fine wines, and even toppings such as honey. .
             The New World/Renaissance time period was very significant in Italy's history and arguably the most important in its culture.

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