Before I came to Italy, I had not tried Italian style hot chocolate. Now though, I have and have tried thick Italian hot chocolate often topped with 'panna montata' whipped cream more than a few times. Hot chocolate Italian style is not the watery though pleasant drink I was used to in the United … [Read more...]
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If you are thinking about getting an espresso machine so you can make espressos and cappuccinos at home, then the De'Longhi EC155 Espresso and Cappuccino Maker may be just what you are looking for. Or perhaps it'd make an interesting Christmas present for a coffee loving friend, well it's the … [Read more...]
While browsing the endless delights on offer at my local Eataly store here in Milan, I came across Alpestre. It was a little pricey at around €20 for a bottle but when I saw it had been aged for 10 years, I decided to splash out on this digestive liqueur. Here then, is a mini-review of this … [Read more...]
Have you ever heard of pizzoccheri? Possibly not, until now, that is. Pizzoccheri is a hearty Italian winter pasta dish. Ideal for vegetarians, it uses pizzoccheri pasta, from which it takes its name. Read on for a pizzoccheri recipe. A very tasty and filling dish, pizzoccheri is ideal for the … [Read more...]
After Italy Chronicles recent and popular Pasta Quiz, here's a quiz about another Italian, and world, staple: pizza! … [Read more...]
If you are visiting Italy this summer, you will probably want to try authentic Italian pizza. Having pizza in the land which gave the world this wonderful circle of joy is an experience not to be missed. On your Italy trip you may be heading for the fabulously beautiful Italian city of Florence. … [Read more...]
Recently, I was invited to Florence by the people at the Lorenzo de’ Medici Institute to see their newly opened cooking school in this Tuscan city's mercato centrale - central market - which is in the Florence's San Lorenzo district. Yes, I did a cooking course too and it was great … [Read more...]