Homemade licorice gelato recipe using milk and cream infused with pure licorice, a unique and very intense flavor.
Hello my friends how are you? Have you had a lovely summer? While the North of Europe has suffered crazy high temperatures this year, we have had one of the mildest summers in ages. I can’t really say it’s been cool, but it’s been nice enough for us to venture out for wonderful day trips.…… Continue reading figs and wine tiramisù
Do you remember passionately wanting a unique Christmas gift as a child? One of my first gift-related memories is about wishing a blue teddy bear for Christmas. It must have been 1971 or 72. I even had in mind the exact shade of powder blue I still adore. I have always been a bit odd. I…… Continue reading spiced almond biscotti with candied orange and figs
My hometown Perugia is well protected from evil. We have 3 patron Saints to look out for us: San Lorenzo, Sant’Ercolano and San Costanzo. Nationwide, San Lorenzo is the most popular. One of the Seven Deacons of Rome, and therefore among the first to have been subjected to martyrdom, he is the patron of over…… Continue reading Torcolo di San Costanzo, a medieval sweet bread from Umbria
It’s that time of the year when one day you wake up and suddenly, summer is gone. Our magical mountain is as green as ever. It’s been raining more than usual this year so the fields have hardly become golden, even in August. For a few months however, we have enjoyed plenty marvelous starry nights.…… Continue reading wholegrain fruit tart
This is a very rustic and ancient recipe from my hometown Perugia. Not too sweet, egg-free, gluten-free, robust, Brustengolo makes for a substantial snack full of healthy goodness. It’s basically a baked polenta enriched with dried fruits and nuts and flavored with the classic Umbrian combination of anise, fennel and orange. You can cook the…… Continue reading brustengolo, an ancient Umbrian olive oil and polenta fruitcake
I don’t know how a fruit can be so exotic and still grow here, not too far from my magical mountain. I adore peaches and nectarines in every color and shape, but I have a soft spot for the slightly spiced bouquet of velvety white peaches. I generallly don’t feel the need to make a…… Continue reading white peach and rose-water tiramisu