Month: April 2017


The sbrisolòna (also called sbrisulòna, sbrisolìna, sbrisulùsa or sbrisulàda) is a sweet from northern Italy that originated in Mantua. The name derives from the noun brìsa, which means ‘crumb’ in the dialect of Mantua. It seems that the recipe dates back to before the 1600s…

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Trenette al Pesto

Trenette is a type of long pasta, similar to linguine but broader. Pesto is a commonly used term in all traditional cuisines for a sauce that is ‘pounded’ in the mortar, which is what pesto means. The word pesto most commonly refers to the sauce of Liguria, made with the basil of the region, which has very fine, slightly curly leaves…

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