Italian Christmas sweets: struffoli from Naples

We are already in the middle of the Christmas preparation, in Italy Christmas tree is decorating the house starting from the 8th of December, hence it is totally normal that we are already planning the menu. so, what is on the Italian Christmas table? Well, obviously this varies a lot according to the region where…

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Italian Christmas sweets: torrone

When talking about the  Italian Christmas table, you cannot avoid the torrone, the sweet that is actually in during the whole year, but during Christmas season even those who managed to resist it until now will have  a few bites of it.  Beware that tasting it causes addiction and it is a serious attack against…

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Italy’s geography for beginners

Well, yes, of course we all know that Italy has the shape of a sexy female boot and that the capital is Rome, but is this enough? Let’s see what Italian schoolkids have to learn when it is about the basics of their homeland. The little Giovanni, Giulia or Giorgia obviously will need to learn…

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Italian Christmas sweets: blanc-manger from the Aosta Valley

 Valle d’Aosta (the Aosta Valley) is Italy’s smallest region, laying in the embrace of France and Switzerland, at the foott of Europe’s highets mountain, the Mont Blanc. Valle d’Aosta  is the Christmas itself: mountains, snow, woods, cosy ski resorts and fireplaces. I simply love it. The cuisine of this small winter wonderland is not typically…

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