Tag: Dessert


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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Pumpkin Cream

Whilst several types of pumpkins arrived in Italy during ancient times the most well-known families are Laganaria and Cucurbita. Laganaria came from India, while Cucurbita came from the New World. Although these two pumpkin families are very different, they can both be cooked in similar ways. These pumpkins are the protagonists in many recipes; some of which are old as the Roman age. This box dish offers an old, traditional recipe that is enjoyed all over Italy, particularly in the North and in Central areas.

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Torta Margherita

This is a traditional recipe of Elba isle in Tuscany, in the Tirreno sea. The tradition says that the octopus must be hitted by a wood so to obtain a more tender meat. The true is that the octopus is a symbol of sea monster and the fishermen hit it by a wood, because this way represents the eternal fight between nature and human race.

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