Lucia Facchini

Dark chocolate: characteristics, benefits and culinary use

Nourishing, precious and healthy: dark chocolate has always been shrouded in sacredness. Choosing the right kind, however, is not so obvious, given the numerous "false myths" about it. We talked about chocolate with a great expert who shared strategies for...

The real history of the wafers

The waffle biscuit has many ancestors, from Belgian waffles to German waffles. Here's the history of wafers.

Chestnut flour: properties, nutritional values and recipes

Originally a peasant ingredient, essential to replace grains in the diet of people lining in isolated mountain locations, it's now a gourmet product with a thousand uses: chestnut flour boasts such interesting properties that it begs further investigation... so we...

Apple strudel. History, traditional recipe and tasty variations

Among apple-based desserts, strudel is the one with the most fascinating history. Worthy heir of Turkish baklava, over the centuries it has been "adopted" by the European confectionery tradition and has become one of the symbolic desserts of Trentino Alto...

Pistachio flour: properties, recipes and where to find it

Pastry chefs use it to prepare eye-catching desserts, chefs to enrich mouth-watering pastas and Mediterranean fish-based dishes. We're explaining how to use it in home recipes, taking inspiration from the great classics of Italian cuisine. Before turning on the stove,...

Coconut flour: recipes and nutritional properties

No vials, vanillin and aromas of dubious origin: with coconut flour it's possible to make delectable, fragrant cakes. From creamy flans to moist cookies, to fresh ricotta macaroons, we have selected for you the most delicious recipes to prepare at...

Corn flour: culinary use, properties and recipes

If until now you have used corn flour exclusively for making classic polenta, now is the time to get to expand your knowledge a little. From Mexican tacos to Piedmontese meliga biscuits, up to a crunchy breading for homemade fritters,...

Flaxseed flour: properties, how to use it and recipes

Studies maintain that it helps prevent the onset of tumors, fights constipation and is an excellent tonic for replenishing energy during the cold season. Not only that: you can use it as a thickener in the preparation of desserts, bread,...

Chickpea flour: properties, uses in cooking and delicious recipes to make at home

Those who follow a vegan diet probably already know: chickpea flour is a more versatile and tasty ingredient than you might imagine. That's why we decided to take it a step further with an online cookbook. From omelettes to brownies...

Japanese ramen: history and recipes to make it at home

Chinese by birth and Japanese by adoption, over time ramen has been enriched with ever new ingredients, enhancing the umami taste of the broth that characterizes the basic recipe. Today it is offered in many different versions, but traditional purists...
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