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Affogato Mocha

Affogato Mocha

Affogato Mocha Ingredients 1 pint chocolate ice cream 8 tablespoons finely chopped bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate 8 tablespoons hot freshly brewed espresso coffee 8 tablespoons dark rum Directions: Divide ice cream among 4 dessert bowls or coffee cups. Spoon 2 tablespoons each of chocolate, espresso, and rum over…

Aromatic Octopus Balls

Aromatic Octopus Balls

Serves: 6-8 Prep/total time: 90 minutes Skill level: Bit of effort Costs: might be slightly overpriced Ingredients: half of a small octopus or 2-3 small octopus heads (500 g total) 2 bay leaves 1 tbsp. whole peppers 2 tbsps. balsamic vinegar ½ bunch of dill some basil leaves, finely chopped…

Italian Cuisine: In The Heart Of Tuscany

Italian Cuisine: In The Heart Of Tuscany

When an American conjures up an idea of “Italian cuisine,” often what comes to mind is pasta, red sauce, and garlic bread. Pasta, no doubt, plays a large part in most traditional Italian regional cuisine, and few cultures know how to employ a tomato the way that Italians can. However,…

Italian Sweets

Italian Sweets

The regional cuisine of Italy is surely a delight to the senses. With the pasta, seafood, savory meats and cheeses, and delicious crusty breads, it is hard to stop yourself from eating until you are packed full. However, if you do not remember to save a little room, you may…

The Tiramisua Cake

The Tiramisua Cake

Open an old Italian cookbook, browse through the index and a surprise! No Tiramisu’ cake recipe. My first encounter with Tiramisu’ was in 1985. I was in Italy at that time: A friend of mine told me about this new cake recipe she got. She was so enthusiastic about it…