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Italian hot chocolate: homemade recipe

17 April, 2020
Here’s a recipe for homemade Italian hot chocolate, so you can enjoy traditional Italian-style “cioccolata” at home. Contrary to Neenah’s comment on our first post about Italian hot chocolate, one made at a bar is always made with milk and…

Bellini and Rossini cocktails for happy hour

5 April, 2020
Coming into summer in Italy, it’s time to pop out for an “aperitivo” and if you have a lake view somewhere it’s even better. Italy has some classic cocktails to try, but today we’ll look at two named after a…

Caffe al bacio: coffee with a chocolate kiss in Naples

31 March, 2020
A bar in Naples is serving up a new take on Italian coffee, called the “caffé al bacio”. “Bacio” means ‘kiss’ in Italian, and much like the bacio gelato flavour, this involves using Italy’s premier hazelnut spread, Nutella.The caffé al…

World famous Bialetti Moka coffee moves production

29 March, 2020
The famous Italian brand of Bialetti, the little man with the moustache who makes coffee in a staggeringly huge percentage of Italian homes, will no longer be a ‘made in Italy‘ brand. Production of the Moka Express, the ubiquitous stove-top…

2011 Lavazza Calendar: love and coffee in Italy

20 March, 2020
The 2011 Lavazza Calendar has been created by Armando Testa and has gone all sexy and lovey-dovey for the new year. It is an annual publication which celebrates Italy’s most famous coffee brand. Love is the theme for 2011 where…

Gennaro Pelliccia insures tongue for ten million pounds

15 March, 2020
Gennaro Pelliccia is an Italian coffee taster who works for the UK’s coffee chain company, la Costa, and who has recently had his tongue insured for the sum of ten million pounds.Whether for a publicity stunt or not, Gennaro’s tongue…
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