Italian Pizza Isn’t Always Round and Flat

Did you think that “pizza” just meant flattened disc of dough, baked with a variety of toppings?  Here are some variations on “pizza” that you could come across in Italy.  Taken from the Italian Menu Translator iPhone app where you quick search over 5000 food and menu terms. [Read more…]

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Italian Gelato – Not Just Chocolate, Vanilla and Strawberry

Italian Gelato

Italian Gelato

Travelling in Italy and see the word, “gelato”?

Here is a quick list of terms from the Italian Menu Translator iPhone app that don’t just mean chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. [Read more…]

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Italian Language: Nine Ways to ask for Eggs for Breakfast.

Travelling in Italy and want to explain how you like your breakfast eggs?

Here is a quick list of egg dishes from the Italian Menu Translator iPhone app translated to English: [Read more…]

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iPhone App Translates Italian Restaurant Menus into English: A New Tool for Travellers and Foodies.

PLEASANTON, Calif., October 3rd, 2013. A new iPhone app to help travellers and food lovers translate Italian food and restaurant menus into English has been released today (October 3, 2013). Download from iTunes here.

The app, “Translate A Menu – Italy Food Dictionary” offers instant search of over 5000 Italian foods and dishes. A “reverse search” to translate a food from English into Italian is also a feature. [Read more…]

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New iPhone App to Help Travellers and Food Lovers to be Launched

SYDNEY, Australia, 23 August 2013. A new iPhone app to help travellers and food lovers translate Italian food and restaurant menus into English is being targeted at over 6 million tourists who visit Italy each year. The app will be available in September 2013.

“Italian Food Translator” lists over 5000 Italian foods and dishes with a brief description and pronunciation. A “reverse search” to translate an English food into Italian is also featured. [Read more…]

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Translate an Italian Restaurant Menu: Is that Roast Lamb?

If you are in travelling in Italy, you may come across different names for ‘lamb’ and ‘sheep’ on your Italian restaurant menu.

Lamb in Italy has different names according to the age of the animal.  Here is a list from the Italian Menu Translator iPhone app where you quick search over 5000 food and menu terms.

abbacchio ah-BAH-kee-oh – Young, unweaned (milk-fed, suckling) lamb, typically less than 2 months old and under 10kg/20lb in weight. Often slaughtered at around one month old. Valued for its pale meat and tenderness. Slightly younger than &agnello&.

agnello ahn-YEL-oh – Also young, unweaned (milk-fed, suckling) lamb like abbacchio, but slightly older, around 2 – 3 months old and weighing up to 15kg /30 lb. Slightly older than &abbacchio&. Typically cooked whole on a spit.

agnello da latte
or agnellino da latte — this is the same as abbacchio (the term used in Rome, Lazio).

Both abbacchio and agnello typically are baked or spit-roasted.

agnellone ahn-yeh-LOH-nee – Lamb around 6 months old – slightly older than &agnello&. Typically used in stews.

Other related words:-

pecora pe-KOR-ah – adult ewe, mutton.

montone mon-TOH-nay – adult ram, mutton.

Mutton (pecora or montone) meat usually comes from sheep over two years old. This meat is typically used in stews and more popular in southern Italy.

Check our app the next time you need help reading an Italian menu in Italian.

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iPhone Users Invited to Test App that translates Italian food menu to English

iPhone users are invited to test “Menu Italia” – an app created for travellers and food lovers to translate Italian food and menu items into English, and expected to be launched in August 2013.

The app is the first-ever specialist Italian food dictionary with over 5000 Italian food and menu items listed with English descriptions and pronunciation. Specifically designed to help non-Italian speakers, it provides food and menu descriptions not found in other general language translation apps or phrasebooks. [Read more…]

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