This week we have had an Italian theme week in school.
We have counted in Italian:
We have learned about our la familglia (family):
mia sorella – my sister
mio fratello – my brother
mamma – mum
papa – dad
Io – me
Italians take their food very seriously. The main meal of the day is at lunch time – the word for ‘the lunch’ is il pranzo. Before eating a meal, Italians say to each other “Buon appetite!” This means ‘Good appetite!’ and it is wishing everyone a good appetite so that they enjoy their meal.
The pizza was invented in Naples during the 18th century. Originally, it was just a dry, flat bread. During a tour of her country in 1889, Queen Margherita of Italy tried some of the flat bread. She liked it so much that she ordered her chef to prepare various types of pizza for her. He decided to make a pizza containing the three colours of the Italian flag with mozzarella cheese (white), tomato (red) and basil (green). He then named the pizza in her honour – Pizza Margherita.