CHICK PEA AND CHOCOLATE DUMPLINGS. Did you know that ancient Romans – if poor – were not allowed to cook? Such was the danger of fires that the plebeians were expected to eat in a tavern rather than cook on a rickety brazier. Italian farmers had basic cooking facilities until relatively modern times. Most food…… Continue reading the big kicks: sweet fried Christmas ravioli
In Italy, the zabaglione – a frothy custard made of egg yolk whipped with sugar and fortified with wine – has been administered to the weak, to fighters and lovers for at least 500 years. Only in the early ’80s however, Loli Linguanotto, the chef of a restaurant in Treviso near Venice, conceived a dessert…… Continue reading classic tiramisu
Italians do not linger over a cup of coffee. They might meet for a coffee and talk for hours if time allows. However, the revered drink is consumed within seconds to capture all its taste and aroma. Even though Italian cafes sell a variety of coffee based drinks, Italians tend to drink only two types…… Continue reading ahhh, caffè!