Italian immigrants: Italian Contributions to American Cuisine

2012-10-17 05:22:20

Italian immigrants

Italian immigrants: Early Immigration

Italian immigrants: Late Nineteenth Century Immigration

Italian immigrants: Twentieth Century Trends

Italian immigrants: Italian Religion and Culture

Italian immigrants: Families

Italian immigrants: Italian Stereotypes

The art of cooking has always been part of the Italian domestic landscape. From their earliest arrivals, Italian immigrants have brought vineyards and other forms of horticulture to the United States. Later immigrants, particularly those from southern Italy, also contributed such dishes as pizza, spaghetti, meatballs, and lasagna to the American cuisine. Many immigrants opened restaurants within Italian neighborhoods, and some of these acquired national reputations. Italians have also contributed espresso, cappuccino, and lattes to American coffeehouses.