Macaron Mania

They are pastel bites that melt on the tongue and make the mouth sing, delightful confections currently taking the dessert world by storm, macarons. They are sweet meringue-based cookies made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar and almond flour.  Then can be further embellished by food coloring and exotic flavorings and are commonly sandwiched…

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Zeppole: Fritters to Honor Fathers

Buon Onomastico, Happy Name Day, a common augurio if you happen to bear the name of a celebrated saint, and if that name is Giuseppe, it is one of the most recognized and exalted in Italy.  Not only those named Joseph are honored, but all fathers as well, as March 19th is observed as the…

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Zest for Zuppa

The fine folks at Aurora Importing are always working hard at sourcing out and delivering the highest quality Italian foods to Canadians.  Their latest product line, Allessia Zuppa, is one that you will definitely want to stock your pantry with.  They are the perfect choice for families wanting a healthy delicious and convenient soup alternative.…

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Nutella Face

What do you get when you combine the talents and tummies of a photographer (Vanessa Galle Photography) and food blogger (Fables and Focaccia) who share an immense fondness for Italian chocolate hazelnut spread?  A fun and flavorful photo collection of like-minded Nutella aficionados demonstrating their passion for the gianduia cream, by showing off their best…

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The Healthy Italian

“Cooking for the love of family and food”, this is the tag line for a wonderful new cookbook entitled “The Healthy Italian” by busy mom, editor, writer, and passionate home cook, Fina Scroppo. As the title suggests, this book is full of delicious, authentic Italian recipes made healthy, without compromising taste. What I love about this…

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Levant: Rising to the Occasion

Levant, from the Latin “levare” meaning rising, as in the point where the sun rises. It was a term coined in the 1400’s denoting the Mediterranean lands east of Italy, or the region otherwise described as “the crossroads of western Asia, the eastern Mediterranean and northeast Africa”. Levant is also the name of a wonderful family run…

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