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Pizzelle, Anise Flavor

Pizzelle, Anise Flavor by J. Gino Genovesi

The word Pizzelle is an Italian word which loosely means small, flat and round. They are wafer-type cookies which originated in the region of Abruzzi, Italy and known to exist as far back as the 8th Century. Pizzelles were originally baked on double-sided irons embossed with the family crest. The irons usually had long handles…

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Lemon-Cranberry Biscotti

Lemon-Cranberry Biscotti by J. Gino Genovesi

The biscotti had its origin in Roman times They are a dry, crunchy cookie that contains no fat and quite nourishing. .A food with sustenance and carried by the Roman Legions into battle; perhaps this action help fuel the expansion of the Roman Empire since they were so light and easy to carry into battle. The biscotti became…

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