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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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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Jammin …. figues, homemade!

It is perfect to taste on a slice of bread and butter, it can stuff all your cakes or give flavor to a cheese plate: in any case, fig jam is a real treat.  Prepare it Yourself  Whether made with black or green ones, fig jam is a delight to be enjoyed throughout the winter. […]

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Panna Cotta with a Hint of Roses

Somehow I end up doing Panna Cotta more in summer than in the winter months. Perhaps because I add to it a hint of unusual ingredients like the Refreshing Panna Cotta, i wrote about a year ago. This year there is another version of it I just made, as refreshing as the one with basil, […]

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A Green-White-Red Dinner 🇮🇹

The 25th of April is an important date for Italy and the Italians that still remenber the year 1945.  Liberation Day 🇮🇹 It is the anniversary of the liberation of Italy (also called the Liberation Day) is a national holiday of the Italian Republic which occurs on April 25 of each year. This day marks the […]

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Tiramisú—Origins and Variations

The Italian dessert par excellence Tiramisú (which means literally “Pick me up!”) was first created in Treviso. It all started with the “sbatudin“, a poor and energetic sweet made from egg yolk mounted with sugar, intended above all for children, the elderly, and convalescents. And I can testify to that, having grown up in that […]

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