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Stack of Pizzelle, a traditional dessert or cake from Abruzzo, a region in the southern-center Italy. This type of dessert is a leavened batter or dough cooked between two plates, partially like the well-known waffle— Photo by Giakita

Pizzelle, the Italian way for waffle cookies

Christmas is on its way, and it’s time for pizzelle - “little pizzas.” Italy’s crisp waffle cookies have many regional names, nevole, ciarancelle and...
Prosecco cocktail with Cappelletti

A Late Night Nibble

What to eat before Midnight mass? On Christmas Eve that is always the question in our house. We’ve eaten a big feast just hours before, but by the...

Zabaglione: elegant and traditional dessert

We are right in the middle of the holiday season and that means we are busy. But we still want to serve delicious and satisfying food. What to do...

Sweet Treats for Santa and La Befana

The whirl of the holidays means lots of parties and lots of visitors to feed, but when I was a kid my main concern was feeding two very special...
U Fistinu, Gelo di Melone, Cassata, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

"U Fistinu" of Santa Rosalia in Palermo and Gelo di Melone

In 1624 the populace of Palermo fell victim to the Black Death, the Plague. As the Palermitani prayed, built fires, and collected the dead they...
Fernet Branca, Fernet Gelato, Coca Cola Float, italian culture, italian heritage, italian american, italian news, italian traditions

Say hello to Fernet Branca, Italy's most known amaro

Say hello to Fernet Branca, one of Italy’s most famous amari . Made by the Fratelli Branca Distillerie , the alluringly herbaceous liquor with its...
Blueberry Sorbetto

Blueberries Two Ways - Sorbetto and Gelato

It’s summer, and that means gelato and sorbetto aplenty. Try these two recipes for delicious and refreshing desserts. The sorbetto is easy to do, and...
Icy pops, Ghiaccioli, Italian summer, Italian culture, Italian heritage, Italian american, Italian news, Italian traditions

Homemade Icy Pops - Ghiaccioli fatti in casa

Every one enjoys an Icy Pop in summer, kids and adults alike. But this summer the thing to enjoy is a Boozy Pop. An adults only treat, these...
Stuffed tomatoes. Photo by fahrwasser

Two Vegetables for Summer

Stuffed tomatoes are the quintessential summer dish, their sweetness enhanced by a turn in the oven. They are a beautiful contorno at dinner or a...
Crostata di more - Blackberry crostata

The Berries are In!

Strolling through my neighborhood Farmer’s Market I discovered an embarrassment of riches. There were beautiful red strawberries bursting with flavor...

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