Six famous Italian desserts

Famous Italian desserts - Strudel

As you will certainly know, Italy is especially famous for its cuisine. Italians abroad have usually the reputation of being excellent cooks. Indeed, even the worst Italian cooks seem to be able to create delicious dishes. Today, I want to share with you the history and the recipes of six famous Italian desserts. BABA’ Babà is one of the most famous Italian desserts of Naples. It’s an oven-baked small cake made with eggs, milk, butter that is then soaked in rum or limoncello liqueur. Babà is usually shaped like a small mushroom and sometimes it’s also filled with pastry cream.…

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Sicilian food

Today’s article is about Italian regional recipes. In particular I’m going to write about Sicilian food. Sicilian food is incredibly rich since it brings with it all the traces that all the different cultures that have inhabited the island have left – Greek, Arab, Spanish, etc. So, it’s pretty difficult to choose only some Sicilian recipes to present in this article. Thus, I’ve decided to present the ones I believe to be the most famous. ARANCINI Arancini are absolutely my favourite Sicilian food. In Sicily, arancini are traditionally prepared the 13th of December for the feast of Saint Lucy. The…

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Four traditional Italian recipes from Friuli

Four traditional Italian recipes from Friuli

Italy is a country full of history, culture and of great variety of food. Each Italian region, in fact, has its own typical dishes. Usually, some of these dishes aren’t even known among Italians who live in different regions, not to say among non-Italians.   In another article I talked about some typical dishes of Piedmont cooking. Today, instead, I’m going to explain four traditional Italian recipes from Friuli.   FRICO There are many tasty traditional Italian recipes from Friuli, but one of my favourite is definitely Frico. Originally this was a very poor dish, cooked to recycle cheese left-overs.…

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Italian cooking – Piedmont

Italian cooking - Piedmont

Italian cooking is famous for its delicious dishes. However, few people know that each Italian region has its typical products and dishes. So, today I’m starting a new series of articles related to Italian regional food. In this article I’m going to talk about some Piedmont’s traditional dishes and products. BACI DI DAMA Baci di dama, literally Lady’s kisses, are a typical dish of the Italian cooking. It seems that the recipe of this cookies was born in Piedmont in the XIX century in the city of Tortona. The origin of the name of these cookies is uncertain, as well…

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What to cook for Christmas – Italian recipes

Are you spending Christmas in Italy? Let me give you a friendly advice: eat lightly on Christmas’ Eve or you won’t survive Christmas lunch. This is serious, I’m not jocking. Let me give you an example of how an Italian mind can work when you use the words Christmas and food on the same sentence. Some weeks ago I was having a conversation with my mother. It went more or less like this: Mom: Hey, we’re going to decide what to cook for Christmas. Mamma: Hey, dobbiamo decidere cosa cucinare per Natale. Me: Oooh no! Please, there are still three…

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