25 common Italian phrases to talk about cooking

Italian phrases to talk about cooking 1-5

Mi daresti la ricetta per questa torta?
Could you give me the recipe for this cake?

Aggiungi due cucchiai di olio d’oliva e mescola bene.
Add two tablespoons of olive oil and mix well.

Oh no, ho messo troppo lievito nell’impasto!
Oh no, I put too much yeast in the dough!

Lascia raffreddare l’impasto per almeno venti minuti.
Leave the dough to cool for at least 20 minutes.

Hai mai preparato le lasagne al forno?
Have you ever made lasagna in the oven?

plate of lasagna

Italian phrases to talk about cooking 6-10

Usi mai il dado per insaporire il minestrone?
Do you ever use stock cubes to flavor soup?

Imburra una teglia rotonda da 20 cm di diametro.
Grease a round 8-inch-diameter baking pan.

Cuoci in forno per quindici minuti a 200 °C.
Bake in the oven at 200 °C for 15 minutes.

Mia nonna è gelosissima delle sue ricette.
My grandmother is very jealous of her recipes.

Non mi piace cucinare.
I don’t like to cook.

man wearing a mask and stirring a giant pot of soup

Italian phrases to talk about cooking 11-15

Quando non ho tempo di cucinare, compro un piatto già pronto.
When I don’t have time to cook, I buy a ready-made meal.

Monta gli albumi d’uovo a neve e poi versa il tutto in una ciotola pulita.
Beat the egg whites until stiff, then pour into a clean bowl.

La torta si conserva bene in frigorifero per qualche giorno.
The cake can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.

Mi dimentico sempre di mettere il sale nell’acqua prima di buttare la pasta.
I always forget to put salt in the water before I cook the pasta.

Metti in congelatore per almeno quattro ore.
Place in the freezer for at least four hours.

freezer in a supermarket

Italian phrases to talk about cooking 15-20

Mio figlio è molto schizzinoso e non mangia quasi mai verdura.
My son is very picky and hardly ever eats vegetables.

Mia figlia, invece, potrebbe mangiarsi anche il frigorifero!
My daughter, on the other hand, could eat the fridge, too!

Porta l’acqua a ebollizione e poi fai cuocere gli spaghetti a fuoco medio.
Bring the water to a boil and then cook the spaghetti over a medium heat.

Che scuola bisogna fare per diventare cuochi professionisti?
What school do you have to attend to become a professional chef?

Posso invitarti a cena domani sera?
Can I invite you to dinner tomorrow night?

couple eating janapese food

Italian phrases to talk about cooking 21-25

Aggiungi le uova, lo zucchero e il burro.
Add the eggs, sugar, and butter.

Agita l’impasto fino a ottenere un composto omogeneo.
Stir the mixture until smooth.

Ho appena comprato una lavastoviglie.
I just bought a dishwasher.

Cucinare mi rilassa e mi piace improvvisare nuove ricette.
Cooking relaxes me and I like to improvise new recipes.

Qual è il tuo cibo preferito?
What is your favorite food?

steak on a salad

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