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Fave dei Morti: Almond biscuits – Chestnuts and Truffles TV

A repost of a popular video I made a few years back to show how they celebrate November 2 in Umbria.   These almond biscuits from Umbria are traditionally served on November 2, the feast of All Souls day, hence the name which means beans of the dead. Fave dei Morti Ingredients 250g (2 2./3 …

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Presnitz and pinza: breakfast in Trieste

Located right on the border with Slovenia, Trieste, in the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, has all the characteristics of a frontier town. The city has always been at the centre of an historical crossroads with the Venetians, Slavs, Austrians, and Italians all laying claim to it during its two-thousand-year history. Unsurprisingly all of these people …

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Patience rewarded!: Amo Venezia (review)

Last year, you may remember, I was in Padua searching for its most famous traditional cake whilst waiting for the rain to stop. It was almost impossible to find the pazientina but a long search led me to one of the last patisseries still making it and the only one I could find. Imagine my surprise …

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Tintoretto: a new Venetian dessert (recipe)

This weekend I had some friends from out of town visiting and wanted to cook something typically Venetian. I planned to serve the mazzancolle in saor from the last post, a risotto al nero di seppia—more about that in a later post—but what about the dessert? Everyone loves tiramisù it’s true, but I am a little bored …

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