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.