TORTA ALLE PERE

 

”What is better than a slice of homemade Pear cake on a cold and rainy Monday in Treviso?”

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Torta Variegato

While visiting with my family and friends in California, I decided to bring Italy to them.. So… Continue reading

Torta sette vasetti

I wanted to share with you all a traditional Italian cake recipe. No measuring cups or teaspoons are required and it is quite normal that the Italians don’t  use an electrical mixer and everything is ”un po” and ”quanto basta”

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Cioccolata Calda

Autumn is here and with Autumn in Italy brings  cioccolata calda (Hot Chocolate)

Have you ever had an Italian hot chocolate? If you haven’t had the opportunity to try it, let me try to explain the best way I know and how good it is and how it warms your soul on those colder mornings..

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Wednesday Morning Blooms and Grappa 

Yes, its one of those weeks where I need to see pretty flowers overflowing from old historic buildings and trying different flavors of the finest grappa made from Veneto in Bassano Del Grappa.. Continue reading

Cooking with… 

Yesterday, on my Inspired in Italy Facebook page, I asked who you all thought would be the star in my “Cooking with” series.. Well, no, its not Marco, my husband nor is it my mother in law. Great guesses though.

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Storia e Colori

Some of you may have heard about Molinetto della Croda a couple years ago when the big storm had hit that destroyed the land and killed many people. I believe thats when it became internationally known.

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Trattoria Antica Da Amedeo

If you have read my last post about Soave, then you will know that we spent about an hour or so looking for an agriturismo to have lunch.. After being lead on a wild goose chase, we decided to just find a nice place in the center of Soave.

We had thought if we are going to eat in the city center, it will most likely be ridiculously over priced and poor quality of food, but boy were we wrong!

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Just a few of my favorite things… Gelato

As promised, every Sunday, I will share with you just a few of my favorite things about living in Italy. 

I originally thought about sharing what I adore and love about Italy leading up to my 4 year anniversary;however, I think its kind of fun and a great way to stay positive, so I may just continue this series even after I have celebrated my four years.. haha lets see 🙂
I have had a bit of writers block as to what to write about this evening.
And then I thought, as I was devouring 2 scoops of gelato from my favorite gelerteria in Treviso..

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San Martino

Today, November 11th, Italy celebrates San Martino, Saint Martin who was a solider in the Roman Empire who became a Saint from his humility and generosity.

The legend goes that while he was riding at the gates of the city of Amiens with his soldiers, he met a poor, freezing beggar, cut his own military cloak in half and shared it with him.

That same night he dreamt of Jesus wearing the half-cloak he had given to the poor man and that Jesus was thanking him for his compassionate gesture.

In Veneto region, you’ll find a cookie of San Martino a cavallo in every pasticceria. Decorated with icing, candies and chocolate. Ranging in sizes from mini to extra large.

Renato, from the Pastecceria di Renato in the center of Treviso did an amazing job making San Martino a cavallo for this years festivities. He was eager to explain to me the story of the Saint himself.

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You can also make the extra large cookie at home. My friend and her daughter did so together.

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Check out here how to make the San Martino cookie and how to decorate it as well.

Xoxo

Emily