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Struffoli have a very interesting history. Some believe they originate from Greece and are cousins of the famous "loukoumades." Their name could also bear Greek origins: it may come from the word strongoulos or stroggulos, which means round shaped.    Struffoli (...
  According to the interesting blog placidasignora, u pandùçe is a typical ligurian Christmas cake. In the rest of Italy's known as pandolce alla Genovese, which translates literally as "genoese sweet bread." And that's exactly what it's. In the western-most...
An easy recipe to enjoy in the cold and cozy afternoons of the Fall, delicious topped with either sugar or salt. Try them with a nice cup of coffee, or serve them for lovely, seasonal aperitivo.
(photo by Larry @ Muy Yum/Flickr)   Even their name is sweet and delicious: baci di dama, lady's kisses. These rich, yet delicate cookies filled with a thin layer of chocolate are one of the many gifts to Italy of Piemonte's baking tradition.  Their origin dates back to the...
An easy recipe for the pesto alla genovese. The garlic is optional. The cheese used is different according to taste (the pecorino gives a more pungent taste than parmigiano).
This recipe for tiramisù is very simple, but extremely satisfying. And don't forget that, when you make tiramisù, you truly are preparing a little slice of Italian food history! You can adapt it to your own taste, in the choice of the biscuits, in adding coffee beans or a layer of...
The Sienese Ricciarelli are Tuscan Christmas marzipan cookies. 
Monte Bianco, also known as Mont Blanc, is an autumnal dessert typical of Northern Italy. Very likely, it originated in France, but became popular in north western Italy, too, especially in Piedmont and Lombardy.  There are different types of Monte Bianco: one – the one we are...
Perfect to warm up November’s colder evenings, this rich and delicious risotto is full of seasonal pumpkin and spiced up by chunks of Italian sausage. Top it with grated parmigiano and see if you manage not to have second helpings!    Pumpkins in Campo de' Fiori, Roma (Salvatore...
Mushrooms are a symbol of the Fall and plenty of typically autumnal recipes call for their presence. One of the most common ways to enjoy them is in sauces, which can be used to dress anything you fancy, really: frome homemade pastas, to heart-warming polenta, from potato gnocchi to...

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