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On Saint Valentine’s Day?! Give me a roll, please!

In Appetizer and Finger food, Chinese cuisine, Fried food, Home-made is better On February 13, 2012 538 Comments

Tomorrow it will be Valentine's Day, Lovers' day, stationers' day, caterers' day, florists who sell hackneyed roses (you don't know that, but roses are the flowers that I… Read More »

Starting the New Year with sweetness: chocolates filled with orange flavored ganache

In Chocolate, Chocolates, Dessert and Sweets, Holidays, Home-made is better, Pralines On January 4, 2012 688 Comments

Surviving from Christmas Eve, Christmas, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, lunches, at the gate (perhaps) the Epiphany lunch, and here I am suggesting you to make chocolates? I'll… Read More »

Panettone… and Merry Christmas

In Christmas, Dessert and Sweets, Holidays, Home-made is better, Leavened, Lombardy, Regional Italian cooking On December 25, 2011 493 Comments

What can I say about Panettone, except that it's the Italian Christmas dessert par excellence (for me Panettone is way way better than Pandoro)?! That I think that… Read More »

Christmas Eve’s gingerbread men

In Breakfast, Christmas, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Glaze, Holidays, Home-made is better, North Europe cuisine, Spices On December 24, 2011 366 Comments

Here we are, today is the beloved or dreaded Christmas Eve, a day about preparations: clean up house, cooking (I have to make coniglio al civet -a rabbit… Read More »

Breakfast or gift? Wine doughnut cookies

In Breakfast, Cookies, Dessert and Sweets, Home-made is better, Wine On December 10, 2011 433 Comments

While you're reading this post, I will be in Rome for a book exhibition, an "excuse" to finally see again many friends who come from all over Italy…. Read More »

Home-made is better: cugnà

In Conserve, Dried fruit, Fresh fruit, Home-made is better, Jam, Piedmont, Regional Italian cooking On November 13, 2011 467 Comments

With this recipe I officially start (perhaps I should include some old recipes, though) a new "section", and I'm calling it Home-made is better, a section dedicated to… Read More »