Nutella vs Pan di Stelle

I compared the new spread of Pan di Stelle with the legendary Nutella.  I really did my homework and did the actual tasting.  I have not been paid (unfortunately) for this, but to be honest, I limited the tasting to Pan di Stelle, not Nutella, because I know the latter very well. It is practically […]

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Chocolate Salami

Chocolate Salami and Variations This dessert is widespread throughout Italy and suitable for any holiday. In Emilia-Romagna, this sweet worked traditionally packaged in the Easter period. It is also widespread in Naples and in the Mantua area. Its origins appear to be Portuguese, not Italian, but it was very popular in Italy in the recent […]

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Our Passion for Coffee

Italians have a passion for coffee and I am as passionate as my fellow Italians.  Coffee ☕️ for us means first and foremost “Espresso.” Espresso Italiano coffee must be prepared exclusively with professional bar machines and using a blend of coffee beans. Specifically,  the dose of ground coffee for an espresso cup between 7 and […]

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Panettone or Pandoro

Better Panettone or Pandoro? Easy, panettone is the king!  It’s a match between a heavyweight champion and an experienced and light competitor.   Panettone is the best natural leavened artisan dessert;  delicious thanks to the ingredients and a multi-phase fermentation that gives complex aromas, but very complicated to make and even more difficult to master. […]

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Whole Flours and Other Flours

With Christmas around the corner, we all start to think about baking lots of good sweet stuff that will smell good in the oven and puts us in the right Xmas spirit.  The flour is an important ingredient in baking, and in Italy, there are mainly two types of flower; 0 and 00, and another […]

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The Pleasures of Homemade Butter

I like to make my own butter from time to time.  It is not a regular thing, rather a matter of convenience, when in the fridge there is that extra heavy cream that I don’t know what to do with it, like after Thanksgiving, for example, when I needed the heavy whipping cream for the […]

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Thanksgiving Best Wishes

It is that time if the year again. The leaves are on the ground (and on my table for decoration 😉), temperatures are cooling, and it feels great to be inside cozying up with our objects of comfort. I maintained the tradition of celebrating Thanksgiving, and it is very popular among my acquaintances. I always […]

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