Befanini cookies are traditional biscuits of northern Tuscany baked during Italian Christmas holidays. To me, these delicious and colored cookies always marked the beginning of Epiphany celebrations, the 5th January, and also a sign of the upcoming return to the normal life. Read More
The American Donuts, in Tuscany are called Bomboloni. And honestly, I knew them with the Tuscan name until Homer Simpson make donuts so popular in Italy.
When I was a kid, I used to spend the whole summer at the beach of the Versilia and Apuan Coast with my mother and my two sisters. Sometimes, if we were unusually good, or if my mamma just forgot the “merenda“, we could have a “bombolone”, or “frate”, as they are called in other parts of Tuscany. Read More
The Colomba Pasquale recipe is a really precious recipe that will permit you to bring some Italian traditions in your house during Easter, to share with your beloved relatives and friends. Read More
Some say that it comes from the village of Codena, someone supports that is originally from Bedizzano, some others assume that was born in Torano, where women also spread the parmesan cheese on the surface of the cake. Read More