Many of the traditional staple food in Italy are made with Italian grains. In fact, many traditional dishes in the country have Italian grains among their list of ingredients. Perfect examples of these are pasta and pizza, both of which are made from Italian grains. Pasta is typically made of durum wheat and eggs or water while pizza is made of flour, which comes from wheat.
Pasta is among the top traditional foods associated with Italy. As a matter of fact, you can’t find any Italian restaurant in the United States, or anywhere in the world, for that matter, that doesn’t have a list of pasta dishes in its menu. And although some derivative of pasta may exist in other countries such as noodles from Asia, pasta will always be considered an Italian food.
And at the mere mention of the word pizza, the image that often pops in people’s head is that of an Italian baker with a chef’s hat and a mustache, smacking his fingers to his mouth coupled with the declaration of “Delizioso!” Indeed, around the globe, pizza is much linked to Italian cuisine as pasta.
Another good example of Italian grains in Italian cuisine are risotto dishes, which are, of course, made with rice grains, and all kinds of authentic Italian breads, which are made with flour, same as pizza.
Other important Italian grains are polenta, farro, spelt, and wheat berries