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Marsala and semolina tart with pine nuts recipe
Marsala and semolina tart with pine nuts recipe
Semolina and Marsala tart is a recipe that tastes of family, memories, and pine forest. As a child, I spent all my summers at the seaside. The destination was always the Riviera Romagnola. What changed over the years were the villages where we rented a house for the season. And although I am fond of all the…
Easter Bracciatello bread, recipe from Romagna
Easter bracciatello bread: an old recipe from Romagna
Bracciatello bread is a somewhat forgotten recipe from the Romagna tradition. It is a doughnut, usually not very sweet, typical of Easter breakfast. And although it finds a place among cupboard cakes in Romagna cookbooks, it is an almost-bread. The ciambella version, with raisins or chocolate chips, is recent. Originally it was almost certainly a dry cookie that has…
Pinza of Bologna. A typical cupboard ciambella
Pinza of Bologna. A typical cupboard ciambella
Pinza of Bologna is a recipe that speaks Bolognese. It is a pantry cake made with a few simple ingredients. It was once a typical homemade preparation that was never missing from the table of Bolognese families, especially those of peasant origin. Pinza and sweet mustard: two typical products of Bologna The recipe for pinza first appears…
Bustrengo cake: a pantry staple recipe of the Romagna tradition
The bustrengo cake is a pantry staple recipe from the peasant tradition of Romagna. But it is widespread beyond also. It is an ancient recipe that the gastronome Graziano Pozzetto, an expert on the cuisine of Romagna, defines as the cake of the peasant family because prepared with the ingredients usually available in the pantry. A pantry…
St. Martin's cookies
Saint Martin’s cookies and the Cuckolds fair tradition
St. Martin is a saint that I have liked ever since I was a child. He only reminds me of good things like the warmth of summer in the middle of autumn, the smell of new wine, hot chestnuts, and St Martin's cookies. Saint Martin's summer The celebration of the saint is on 11 November. In Italy,…
Lemon biscuits recipe
Lemon biscuits. A home cook and food writer
I am a home cook who writes about food. And as with this lemon cookies recipe, I share flavors that have the simplicity and richness of the best food I have ever tasted. The home food. Writing about food. What food? I have tasted the deliciously perfect food of some starred chefs and the satisfyingly ready-made food…
Ciambella of Imola recipe
Traditional Ciambella of Imola recipe for an Italian breakfast
On google Italy find more than eleven million recipes dedicated to the doughnut. In Italy, the word ciambella (donut) indicates a breakfast or merenda cake that is a classic homemade preparation. High, low, soft, fragrant. But never fried. Traditional ciambella of Imola is a genuine flavor that is also a trip through memories. Ciambella: under the same name,…

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