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Homemade Sicilian cassata

SICILIAN CASSATA. Nothing is simple in Sicily. So much has happened for innumerable centuries....

Medieval apple and olive oil strudel

No. You are not pretty my dear, not even in that red dress. Before...

Brustengolo, an ancient Umbrian olive oil and polenta fruitcake

This is a very rustic and ancient recipe from my hometown Perugia. Not too...

Rose blossom cake

History and food evolve hand in hand. The first cake ever made must have...

Crostata pie made with farro flour

I have developed this recipe for my first article on "The American in Italia"...

Chocolate and ricotta crostata pie with homemade candied orange

CROSTATA AL CIOCCOLATO.  I can proudly say that this is a family recipe. My...

Colomba: a traditional Italian Easter bread shaped like a...

Easter 2013 You may not be the most beautiful dove but you have a sweet,...

Crostata jam tart

CROSTATA, a pastry tart filled with jam, custard or ricotta is is found in...

Torcolo di San Costanzo, a medieval sweet bread from...

My hometown Perugia is well protected from evil. We have 3 patron Saints to...

Braided brioche filled with sour cherry preserve

I live the strange life of innkeepers, working 7 or 8 months in a...