Reflecting the countrys diverse cultural history and

traditional heritage, Italian cuisines are some of the most famous dishes

appreciated all over the world today. From everyday preparations made in exotic

Italian style to special recipes for special occasions, Italy offers the world

a wide variety of cuisines. While a traditional Italian menu comprises of some

main items like antipasto, primo, secondo, contomo, dolce, caffe and liquors,

in celebration of special occasions and holidays, Italians have their exclusive

range of culinary preparations. Events like La Festa di San Giuseppe, Christmas

and Valentines Day are celebrated in Italy

with special preparations like Zeppelin (a Sicilian pastry), preparations made

with fava bean and seafood preparations.

As in various other parts of the world, in Italy also

Valentines Day is celebrated with different types of cakes, pastries and

special dessert preparations. The Italian Love Cake is today one of the most

popular Valentines Day preparations, popular not only in Italy but also in

many other countries. Prepared with cake mix, ricotta cheese, eggs, sugar and

vanilla essence, the Italian lovecake is one of the most special treats you can

give your sweetheart on Valentines Day. The topping of this delicious cake is

usually prepared with chocolate pudding, milk and whipped cream.

Along with special Italian pastries, items like Italian wine

and traditional Italian pizzas (prepared in shape of a heart) are some other

preparations from this land that form some of the worlds favorite Valentines

Day treat today. So try preparing some authentic Italian dishes this Valentine

for your beloved or go for an Italian-styled celebration in a famous Italian

restaurant. Once you try out some exclusive Italian preparations, you can rest

assured the experience will be one that you will remember for a lifetime.