Tag Archives: Chocolate

“Diamantini di Cioccolato, Riso e Caffè” Biscotti

November 28, 2011

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I received Luca Montersino’s Le Dolci Tentazioni (sweet temptations) cookbook for my birthday in July. Until recently, it sat on my bookshelf collecting dust. Montersino is known for his “healthy” pastry recipes. Many of them are gluten free, substitute olive oil for butter and use grains like kamut and quinoa instead of more processed grains. I […]

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Easter Egg Explosion

April 18, 2011

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              Easter is right around the corner. Bakers and bread makers are churning out colombe, casatiello (easter bread made with pieces of salame, pecorino cheese and eggs) and la pastiera napoletana. Artisans work round-the-clock cranking out chocolate creations. Like all food, Italians take chocolate  seriously, especially at Pasqua (Easter). […]

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