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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Italian_cuisine

 

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cucina_italiana

HISTORY[EDIT]

 

ITALIAN CUISINE HAS DEVELOPED OVER THE CENTURIES. ALTHOUGH THE COUNTRY KNOWN AS ITALY DID NOT UNITE UNTIL THE 19TH CENTURY, THE CUISINE CAN CLAIM TRACEABLE ROOTS AS FAR BACK AS THE 4TH CENTURY BCE.