M angi, mangi! It's impossible to think of Italy without salivating. You can literally eat your way through the country's various regions, sampling everything from pizza to pesto in the land where they originated. From pasta with spicy Bolognese sauce to sweet, cream-filled cannoli on Sicily, the delicious offerings of Italy virtually demand that you travel with elastic-waistband pants. This chapter offers a look at the traditional foods and cooking experiences that will whet your appetite throughout Italy.