Beyond Pumpkin Pie: A Cake For Hazelnuts Lovers

Since my first Thanksgiving in the USA I have been trying to bring a little bit of Italy to the holiday's table. After all, in Italy we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie is not an Italian typical dessert, and turkey is definitely not one of my preferred meal. Two days until Thanksgiving; Are visions of …

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Il Presepe Napoletano – The Neapolitan Crèche

The word presepe comes from Latin “praesaepe” and means mangiatoia (manger). The Italian tradition of the presepe originates with St. Francis of Assisi, who  in 1223, in Greggio (Umbria), for the first time represented the Nativity with a live scene. The  first sculptural representation of the Italian Nativity scene is from the late '200, when it only included eight figures, Madonna, Giuseppe, Bambino …

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Here I am, I decided to start a blog as a way to share my Italian heritage and my knowledge and experience about everything that is Italian. This will be the place where I will share the memories of my life in Italy, my passion for Italian cuisine, my  favorite Italian destinations, my research on Italian culture …

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