Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots that go back as far as the 4th century B.C. It has its origins in Etruscan, ancient Greek and ancient Roman cuisines. Significant changes have occurred with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize which were introduced in the 18th century and are now central to the cuisine. Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity, abundance of differences in taste, and as one of the most popular in the world with many influences on cuisine abroad and creative adaptations. It is characterized by the simplicity and quality of its ingredients: in fact Italian cooks rely on these two elements rather than on elaborate preparation. In 2013, Italian cuisine was ranked by the CNN as the best cuisine in the world. Medigest Gumption is proud to offer you the best Italian ingredients and at the best prices! Let's Go!!!