Easter eggs of Italy

Easter eggs of Italy Chocolate Easter eggs are an important part of celebrating Easter in Italy.  Perugina best known for Baci, the famous kiss, produces millions of chocolate eggs that are sent all over the world.  This video shows a look at their factory and and the surprise gifts the eggs contain. Some eggs produced […]

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Italian expressions

Italian expressions Italian expressions related to food are covered in this video. Here are 5 expressions in Italian, their English translations and explanation of how they are used in Italian.  Video courtesy of TheZpan

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Pizzette

Pizzette Pizzette are served all over Italy and are offered with many different toppings.  They are commonly eaten as a snack or during aperitivo in Italy. Here’s a video recipe so you can make them at home too! INGREDIENTS 500 g of flour 10 g of brewer’s yeast 250 ml of milk 5 g of […]

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Croccante

Croccante Croccante or brittle is a popular sweet served all year round and is commonly found at street fairs in Italy.  It is quick and easy to make with only a few ingredients.  Nuts such as almonds, peanuts or pistachios are commonly used along with sugar and lemon. Here’s an easy recipe to follow in […]

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WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ITALIAN CULTURE?

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT ITALIAN CULTURE? There are many things that can describe the Italian culture.  It is commonly associated with family, food, wine, art and much more.  Here’s a quick video celebrating the Italian culture.  Video from youtube

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Hollywood honors Gina Lollobrigida

Hollywood honors Gina Lollobrigida Italian star Gina Lollobrigida was honored by Hollywood and received a star on Hollywood’s walk of fame.  Gina Lollobrigida, 90 years old, has appeared in about 60 movies and celebrated a half of a century as one of the world’s most iconic leading ladies.    Video courtesy of AFP News […]

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Torta morbida cioccolato e stracciatella senza forno!

Torta morbida cioccolato e stracciatella senza forno! 250 g of dry chocolate biscuits 100 g of melted butter 400 g of ricotta 250 g of mascarpone 150 g of powdered sugar 100 g of flaked chocolate 150 g of melted chocolate – Place the biscuits in a resealable bag and crumble them using a rolling […]

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20 Italian FALSE FRIENDS not to be trusted..

20 Italian FALSE FRIENDS not to be trusted.. There are many words in languages that may look or sound similar to a word in a different language.  This causes confusion because one might think they know the meaning but it is quite different in the other language. Do you know the real meaning of the […]

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CREMA FRITTA

CREMA FRITTA  Ingredients for about 14 to 15 fried creams 500 ml of whole milk 4 medium yolks (put the egg whites aside that you will need for the breading) 120 g of sugar 70 g of flour 20-25 g of cornstarch peel of 1 lemon (or orange) 1 teaspoon of Anise liqueur (optional Anisetta, […]

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CROSTATA DI AMARETTI, CREMA E AMARENE

CROSTATA DI AMARETTI, CREMA E AMARENE Ingredients for short pastry 300 g of flour 150 g of soft butter 100 g of fine or granulated sugar 1 medium egg 1 medium yolk 1 teaspoon of baking powder (about 4-5 g) grated peel of half a lemon Ingredients for custard 500 ml of whole milk 100 […]

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