My husband is from Italy and his mom is coming to visit in a couple of weeks. I want to surprise everyone with an authentic Italian meal, yet I have no idea where to start (I do like some recipes from Italian Restaurant Miami near our home). While my family originated in Italy, the reality is that over the years we have become so Americanized that we eat things like spaghetti and meatballs often. I know that this is not the way that they eat in Italy, which is why I have been all over the Internet all day looking for three great recipes I can cook for them.
One thing I noticed when browsing through recipes is the fact that many of them require the use of olive oil (also found out that there are couple of Best Italian Restaurants in Miami). While I buy it usually, I get the cheap kind. Apparently, buying one of the better oils means that your food will taste much better. I guess this means that I will have to go out and get some better quality oil if I want to make the meal authentic. While I am trying to be as genuinely Italian as possible, I hope I find some recipes that are not so complicated I will feel like I failed before I even get started.