Category: Italy

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Italian Cherry Liqueur (Liquore di Ciliegie)

This Italian cherry liqueur is a delicious fruit-based alcoholic cordial, particularly delicate and fragrant. The addition of cherry pits gives this liqueur a delicate almond note.   Be sure to choose mature, juicy cherries so that the alcohol infusion is more intensely flavored. And don’t forget: be patient! Give the liqueur the time it needs to […]

Italy, Rice & Pasta

Risotto ai funghi (mushroom risotto)

Risotto is THE Italian rice dish. There are countless risotto variations, but a mushroom risotto is unquestionably one of the timeless classics. Some people prefer the mushroom risotto exclusively with porcini mushrooms (also known as ceps), but porcini are expensive and often hard to find. Others, on the other hand, don’t like the intense taste […]

Desserts, Italy

Cranberry-Pine nut-Biscotti

  Biscotti – here a classic version with cranberries and pine nuts- are italian biscuits (cookies). The word originates from the medieval Latin word “biscoctus”, meaning “twice-cooked.” It defined all oven baked goods that were baked twice, so they were very dry and could be stored for long periods of time. Such nonperishable food was particularly useful […]