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Struffoli (honey balls)

Struffoli (honey balls) by Joseph Gargiulo

A Christmas favorite in Italian households. When I was growing up in my home there was always a bowl of these available to munch on with milk or, as I got older, with coffee. They are honey glazed pastry balls which are great for a festive snacking treat.

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Frittelle veneziane

Frittelle veneziane by Shawnna and Davide Busetti

Carnevale (aka Mardi Gras) season is an enormous tourist attraction in Venice. It is a time for festivities which include the amazingly beautiful Venetian masks, but also a whole host of foods that are part of the tradition. Fritoe or frittelle alla Veneziana are similar to a doughnut or fritter. The recipe makes a lot, so it's a…

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Chocolate and Eggplant Cake (Torta di Melanzane al Cioccolato)

Chocolate and Eggplant Cake (Torta di Melanzane al Cioccolato) by Evelyn Scott

A delicious and different way to use all those eggplants we soon will have from either our own, or from our friends gardens.

2 votes
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Italian Street Food, Zeppole first made in Naples

Italian Street Food, Zeppole first made in Naples by Patricia Turo

First made in Naples by a baker and sold on the street stand. You can still find them served in stalls on the streets today as well as in bakeries. They are dunked in sweet wine or served with hot honey.

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Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters by Catherine Pappas

Adapted from: The Taste of Italy by Frederic Lebain & Jean Paul Paireault. This is a unique dessert that is sure to please! Enjoy and Cook with Love, Catherine

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Frittelle carnival treats

Frittelle carnival treats by Alida

Hurray it's that time of the year again! It's carnival, so it's time to make those addictive deep fried, gorgeous cakes. Every year for me has become a tradition now. It cannot pass February without making frittelle. Every region of Italy calls them differently but in the end they are all very similar. I get instantly transported…

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Carnival Bugie

Carnival Bugie by Giulia Robert

An Italian tradition for Carnival: bugie (or frappe, or chiacchiere)

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Cannolo siciliano

Cannolo siciliano by Evi

Cannoli are Sicilian pastry desserts. The singular is cannolo which meams "little tube". Cannoli consist of tube-shaped shells of fried pastry dough, filled with a sweet, creamy filling usually containing ricotta. Making cannoli is a lengthy, but easy process. With the following recipe you will be able to make about 20…

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Crostoli copyright 2011 art of living,PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati

Crostoli copyright 2011 art of living,PrimaMedia,Inc/Maria Liberati by maria liberati

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