Torrone and Mandorlato

Once every year during the months of November and December, Northern Italians prepare to celebrate Christmas. Famous winter holiday sweets, cherished and gifted throughout the northern regions besides Panettone, Pandoro and Croccante include: TORRONE and MANDORLATO.   Torrone and Mandorlato, prepared with more or less hardened beaten egg whites, honey, sugar and either toasted almonds, … Continue reading Torrone and Mandorlato

Dall’America del Nord con amore ed amicizia – Le cotolette di Karkade’ di Carolyn

Recentemente, per rifarmi della cotoletta impanata Doener non proprio buona, con la mia amica Carolyn ho festeggiato la mia visita a Jefferson, Maryland, con una grigliata di origine multietnica tipicamente Americana. Semplice, semplice la grigliata! Cotolette di carne di maiale preparate in una marinata di te' di karkade' Celestial Seasoning, cipolle spellate ed affettate, peperoni … Continue reading Dall’America del Nord con amore ed amicizia – Le cotolette di Karkade’ di Carolyn

Moving your cooking skills and kitchen from the United States to Northern Italy

Moving American style cooking skills and kitchen appliances from the United States to Northern Italy is not easy. Falling in love with Italy is easy; booking a flight, packing suitcases, checking in and entering the plane... no big deal.  Arriving to destination, looking around, site seeing, eating good food, drinking local wine can be inebriating, … Continue reading Moving your cooking skills and kitchen from the United States to Northern Italy

Ferrara – September/October

September and October are months during which Italians from the Northern regions celebrate great foods and superb wines and beverages. The season of pumpkins is especially celebrated in September and October and pumpkins as well as zucchini are used in a great variety of specialties such as ravioli, risotto, gnocchi, tortellacci, capellacci, tortelloni, frittate and … Continue reading Ferrara – September/October