Buongiorno Italia!

Every day is a day of getting to terms with the situation that is now hitting all the world.  We are on our second week of full quarantine. Every day, I take my temperature and check the numbers on the WHO page. I used to gasp at the crescendo of cases in Italy, now I […]

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Pasta in the Time of Coronavirus

Gyms and pools, along with museums are closed and schools as well. Events have been canceled in many towns, regardless of infections, suddenly there is more time for hobbies and activities that were normally pushed aside. Coronavirus is in Italy for a week already. Many events have been cancelled, most notably the Venice Carnevale closing […]

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Sicilian Wines

Sicily is a territory rich in history, art and culture, but also a region with deep and ancient wine traditions. Sicily, in addition to enchanting the visitor with the countless natural beauties and its aromas, also impresses with the variety of the cuisine and with the charm of its wines. In Sicily, wines with a […]

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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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