Professional bakeries began appearing in Italy around the 2nd century BC. Schools were put in place to teach technique to aspiring bakers. While Italian desserts today feature many unique ingredients,… [Read More]
“Little devil.” Also, diavolicchio. Abruzzese name for local fresh or dried chili pepper.
“Golden,” referring to an ingredient dipped in egg and fried until golden brown.
After dinner drink, such as amaro, grappa or liqueurs, said to aid digestion.
Fallow deer, usually grilled or roasted, often after marinating in red wine.
“Diplomatic,” a rum-soaked pound cake or lady fingers cake layered with custard and candied fruits.
Date, consumed both fresh and dried.
“Thimbles.” Small, tube-shaped dried pasta. Ditalini are even smaller.