Category Archives: Torcolato

Torta al Miele, Nocciola e Limone

When I indulge in dessert, I prefer simple sweets. On our ski tours in Italy, I sample the apple strudel at every restaurant we visit, usually with a glass of grappa. On our cycling tours, a simple cake or a … Continue reading

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Polenta Torta con i Fichi Secchi, Uva Passa, Pignoli e Grappa

A recent cooking class got me thinking out of the box (which is always good) as one of the participants was allergic to cow dairy. No butter, milk, cow cheese or cream. The savory dishes were easy, a cheese-free Risotto … Continue reading

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Torta con le Mele – Apple Cake from Northern Italy

Italy is the world’s sixth largest producer of apples, and Europe’s second, with 2.2 million tons produced each year. Golden Delicious is the second most cultivated apple variety globally and the first in Trentino, where around ten thousand hectares are … Continue reading

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Tiramisu – Italy’s Favorite Dessert

My favorite Italian dessert, and probably the best-known dessert of  Italy, is Tiramisu. We make this on many of our Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine Chefs on Bikes tours, and it always a big hit. My son Liam requests this on … Continue reading

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