Panzanella (Tuscan Bread Salad)

Panzanella, literally PAN: Bread and ZANELLA: Soup Bowl, is the name of the traditional Tuscan bread salad. The main ingredients of panzanella are stale Tuscan bread, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, basil, salt, pepper, vinegar and Extra Virgin Olive Oil. I had the pleasure to teach how to make this dish during Culinary Tour Of Italy, […]

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Torta Pasqualina

” Natale con i tuoi. Pasqua con chi vuoi.” “Christmas with family. Easter with whoever you want to be with.” Italian saying Torta Pasqualina is an Italian savory pie filled with chard or spinach, eggs and ricotta. This is one of Liguria’s iconic dishes but is prepared throughout the country during the Easter celebrations. The original […]

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Chiacchiere (Carnival Fried Pastries)

“A Carnevale ogni scherzo vale” (Anything goes at Carnival time). Carnevale (Italian Carnival or Mardi Gras) is celebrated 40 days before Easter and is the last chance to party before Ash Wednesday and the restrictions of Lent. In Italy we celebrates Carnevale with masquerade balls, goliardic parties and parades showcasing gigantic floats. Children, dressed up in costumes, throw […]

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Pandoro Christmas Tree With Chantilly Cream

The most wonderful time of the year has arrived! Let’s celebrate Christmas with a delicious Pandoro Christmas Tree filled with Crema Chantilly (Chantilly cream). Pandoro (literally golden bread), is a traditional Christmas sweet bread from Verona that gets the name from its golden color. Pandoro is baked  in a special star-shaped mold and doesn’t contain contain any […]

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