Sweets

Pasticceria Simona: the Ostia frappe bakery that opens only during Carnevale

In February Italians indulge in frappe and castagnole. On the Roman coast, in the district of Ostia, there is a small bakery that opens only during the Carnevale period to prepare traditional pastries. It's called Pasticceria Simona and this is ...Leggi altro

Feb. 03 2019

World breakfasts. Russia: bread and kolbasa, blinis, syrniki

Russian cuisine is multifaceted, but in the morning the dishes that unite the different areas of the country are almost the same, both sweet and savoury. Here are the breakfast specialties and a blinis recipe.

Oct. 26 2018

World breakfasts. Sweden: smörgåsbord, kanelbulle, knäckebröd, filmjölk

It's called smörgåsbord and it's a special meal, typical of Sweden. The buffet-style breakfast offers a variety of sweet and savory specialties. Today we're exploring the typical breakfast dishes and sharing the recipe for kanelbulle, the country's famous cinnamon swirl.

Jun. 26 2018

World breakfasts. Morocco: msemen, baghrir, mint tea

Not just couscous: in Morocco even breakfast boasts special recipes, which are the result of the different cultural contaminations that have shaped the identity of the country. Here are the country's morning specialties.

Apr. 19 2018

Victorian era high tea at The Orangery in London. Finding the roots of the ritual

A widespread tradition around the world and including Italy, is British afternoon tea, an ancient habit born in the Victorian era. In honor of Queen Victoria the Orangery at Blenheim Palace in London has launched an initiative to rediscover recipes ...Leggi altro

Mar. 28 2018

Easter in Poland: babka, mazurek and the Easter basket

Italy and Poland are two very different countries for culture, traditions and customs, including at the dinner table. On Easter Sunday, however, everything changes, and the deeply Christian spirit of the Polish people emerges through a meal that's very similar ...Leggi altro

Mar. 26 2018

Easter in the UK: hot cross buns and simnel cake

True, it’s only two recipes and both sweet, but they plunge their roots in ancient times. Great Britain’s Easter tradition is limited but extremely tasty. 

Mar. 20 2017

Easter in the UK: hot cross buns and simnel cake

True, it’s only two recipes and both sweet, but they plunge their roots in ancient times. Great Britain’s Easter tradition is limited but extremely tasty. 

Mar. 20 2017
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