Category Archives: Dessert

Frittelle al Radicchio Rosso di Treviso – Radicchio Fritters

Carnevale, from the Latin carne vale, meaning “farewell to meat” is one of the biggest festivals in Italy. Similar to our Mardi Gras, it marks the two to three weeks before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40 days of … Continue reading

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Crema di Mascarpone con Rabarbaro e Fragole

We see many mascarpone desserts on our cycling and ski tours in Italy. It is a crucial component of tiramisu, and I use it often in my cooking classes. However, I still am often asked “What is mascarpone?” Here’s the … Continue reading

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Semifreddo di Cioccolato

I’ve enjoyed some wonderful and not so wonderful versions of this dessert in Italy. One of the best versions was at Pulierin Enotavola at Contra Soarda in Bassano del Grappa – a favorite stop on our Bike the Amarone Wine … Continue reading

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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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Torta al Vino Rosso con Fregola – Red Wine Chocolate Cake with Strawberries

This recipe was recently featured in an article in La Cucina Italiana magazine, entitled Italy’s Best Desserts. The author is Francine Segan, a food historian and the author of a new book, Dolci: Italy’s Sweets. I loved the article, Francine … Continue reading

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