Category Archives: Anything sweet

Gorgonzola and Mascarpone Tureen

Dear Blog-Followers … you might be interested in reading about a groovy recipe combining gorgonzola and mascarpone.  I wrote this recipe for the Giardini di Sole’s blog yesterday.   I was in Boston until last week and together with business … Continue reading

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Chocolate Cake from an Island – La Torta Caprese

Chocolate cake is nearly everyone’s favourite.  And this is my favourite chocolate cake to prepare for one simple reason: it is easy to make.  I am not a baker by calling and this recipe ruffles none of my cake-making fear-mongering … Continue reading

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Sweet and Sour Squash for Sunday’s Roast …

It’s that time of year … pumpkins and squash and Thanksgiving if you live in the USA … and orange being such a gastronomically beautiful colour !  Not to mention the fact that orange is supposed to be THE colour … Continue reading

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The Carpigiani Gelato Museum – (3) Tales from Emilia-Romagna Culturequake Series

What is it about ice-cream that is so immensely and universally appealing?  Call me far fetched but I think it has something to do with the fact that, at some level, it reminds us of mother’s milk.  Yes, I know … Continue reading

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Nigella’s carrot cake: the Venetian version way

I happen to like Nigella Lawson very much (i.e. her food programmes on television) and think it’s marvellous the way she always looks on the bright side, whatever else might be said of her culinary skills.  She is not out … Continue reading

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