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Barbajada [bar – bah – ya – da] That’s not a word you see every day. It actually isn’t even a real word, it is a person’s surname that has been transformed into the name of a rich, chocolaty, coffee flavoured drink. . . . → Read More: Barbajada

Nutella Stuffed Pandoro French Toast


How do traditions start? The easy answer is that someone, does something, likes it and does it again. . . . → Read More: Nutella Stuffed Pandoro French Toast

Nutella Day 2010


It’s here, it’s here, hurray, hurray – Spread the word it’s Nutella Day!! (Sorry, had a Dr. Seuss moment, won’t happen again) . . . → Read More: Nutella Day 2010



There is an interesting food phenomena that happens here in Italy, mostly with desserts and baked goods. . . . → Read More: Mostaccioli

Fritole ricche from Veneto

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Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday, Martedì Grasso, Mardi Gras, CARNEVALE!!! . . . → Read More: Fritole ricche from Veneto

What’s in a name?

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It’s Carneval time, which means that children of all ages up and down the boot are getting their maschere ready. Their Carneval masks and costumes to wear around the neighbour hood, throw confetti and streamers and eat all kinds of goodies that made especially for this time of year. . . . → Read More: What’s in a name?

Nutella truffles

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February has always been my least favourite month, maybe because it always seems that winter is at it’s worst, or maybe because there are no long weekends! . . . → Read More: Nutella truffles

Eating panettone for San Biagio

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February 3 is the feast of San Biagio and here in Milan it is tradition to save some panettone to eat on this day. . . . → Read More: Eating panettone for San Biagio

The Apple Pie Story


Things always seem to come in cycles, have you noticed? Several little events have occurred lately that kept bringing up certain memories, all of which led to this post. . . . → Read More: The Apple Pie Story

A brief history of Panettone part 2

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If you read yesterday’s post about the origins of panettone you may have noticed that I mentioned that there are several legends that explain the birth of Milan’s most famous dessert. . . . → Read More: A brief history of Panettone part 2