Sweets

Fortune cookies: history, origins and success of the Japanese treats

We first came to know them through American films, then in the Chinese restaurants of Europe. But the famous cookies containing prophecies are actually a Japanese specialty. Here's the whole story.

Nov. 17 2020

All about licorice: history, production and use in the kitchen

Herbal remedies, medicine, distillery, cosmetics and obviously cooking: licorice is a versatile product that never goes out of style. History and minutiae of this ancient plant.

Jul. 16 2020

Pasticceria Simona: the Ostia frappe bakery that opens only during Carnevale

In February Italians indulge in frappe and castagnole. On the Roman coast, in the district of Ostia, there is a small bakery that opens only during the Carnevale period to prepare traditional pastries. It's called Pasticceria Simona and this is ...Leggi altro

Feb. 03 2019

World breakfasts. Russia: bread and kolbasa, blinis, syrniki

Russian cuisine is multifaceted, but in the morning the dishes that unite the different areas of the country are almost the same, both sweet and savoury. Here are the breakfast specialties and a blinis recipe.

Oct. 26 2018

World breakfasts. Morocco: msemen, baghrir, mint tea

Not just couscous: in Morocco even breakfast boasts special recipes, which are the result of the different cultural contaminations that have shaped the identity of the country. Here are the country's morning specialties.

Apr. 19 2018

Easter in the UK: hot cross buns and simnel cake

True, it’s only two recipes and both sweet, but they plunge their roots in ancient times. Great Britain’s Easter tradition is limited but extremely tasty. 

Mar. 20 2017
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