National Pie Day. . . My Pear Pie

Just a few days ago, browsing a newspaper, I learned that today, January 23 is National Pie Day. I don’t consider the pie as one of the most typical Italian dessert; Fruit crostata (tart) and jam tart are more common. Once, however, I read about this National Pie Day I decided to investigate a little …

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Recipe: Calzoni e Panzerotti. . . Yum-Yum!!!

This past Monday, after 4 weeks of winter break, my youngest son, Mattia, went back to school. I already miss him! To ensure that he would not forget his mom, I went on a three-day cooking marathon: Baked rigatoni with tomatoes/béchamel sauce on Friday, baked Calzoni and fried Panzerotti on Saturday and Tagliatelle alla Bolognese …

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The Mediterranean Diet. . . Il Minestrone

Did you know that with the New Year 2.6 million people started a diet? And did you know that 92% of those 2.6 million are already off the wagon? I am not kidding, I was just reading an article about it. I know for experience that it is not easy to stick to a diet. …

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Tuscan cookies. . . The Befanini

This past weekend, with the "ponte" della Befana (Epiphany long weekend), the Italian Christmas Holidays were officially over. But before I move on I want to share one last holiday recipe. Last Friday, January 6, in an effort to pay homage to the festivity of the Epiphany and to the Befana, I came across a recipe …

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The Epiphany. . . La Befana

January 6 is a National holiday in Italy. It is the Epifania (Epiphany), a Christian holiday celebrated precisely on January 6, 12 days after Christmas. The word Epifania derives from the Greek word epifanèia, which means “the manifestation or the appearance”. The Epiphany celebrates the first manifestation of Jesus to the world through the visit …

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