Nougat (Torrone)

The soft nougat is one of our favorite sweet sins, a small bite of this delicious sweet can’t ever be denied 😉 . The ingredients to prepare it at home are very simple: honey, sugar and dried fruit at your own will (hazelnuts, almonds and pistachios in the traditional variants). We just have to get to work! Read the whole recipe before … Read More


Il Panettone, the King of Italian Christmas cakes… Have you ever tried to do it at home? The process is going to seem long, but the yeast will make most of the work with five hours of leavening. The origin of the Panettone is told by various legends, and among these we have chosen a really pretty one. It is … Read More

Buckwheat loaves

This is the third Christmas we spend with you, then, it is no longer a surprise that every year after the dessert we suggest a bonus recipe for Christmas dinner 🙂 . This year the choice fell on the bread, with some small buckwheat loaves with whole wheat flour. Buckwheat has a very strong taste, however, used as an adjunct to whole wheat … Read More

Pain épices tiramisu

We have reached the grand finale of the Christmas dinner, and for such an important occasion dessert must be not only good, but also scenic and well presented, so we propose a tasty pain d’épices tiramisu served in single-portion cups 🙂 . Layers of sponge cake lightly spiced with anise and all spice, wet with a little drop of Grand Marnier, … Read More

Saffron mashed potatoes

Serving our roasted chicken with cider without a worthy side dish would be a shame. That’s why we made this amber saffron mashed potatoes 🙂 . Mashed potatoes is a classic side dish we love so much; for Christmas lunch we wanted to change it a bit , replacing the black pepper and nutmeg, with saffron and crushed All spice (just … Read More

Roasted chicken with cider

It’s time for the main course of Christmas dinner: roasted chicken with cider and bay leaves 🙂 ! Due to the cooking in cider, the chicken meat is very tender and apple flavored, but not overly sweet because the acidity of the cider is enhanced by the addition of small green apples.  Yet, the secret lies in the use of tiny immature … Read More

Risotto with leeks, bacon and hazelnuts

Let’s continue, without delay, with the recipes for the Christmas dinner! This year we propose a tasty risotto with leeks, enriched with crisp slices of bacon and hazelnuts 🙂 .  

Ham and apple roses

Few weeks left until Christmas and… You know what time has come? No… We’re not talking about gifts, for that there is still a lot of time (like Christmas Eve :P), but about Christmas dinner 😀 ! Dive right then immediately into the warm and cozy Christmas atmosphere with a nice appetizer: apple and ham roses flavored with grains of java pepper … Read More

Winter bud

Christmas is getting closer and closer, so today we’ll conclude dinner with Winter bud: a aperitif cocktail with prosecco, lychee cream and a drop of rose essence. We kinda love lychees, do you? There must be someone else always ordering the fruit salad in Chinese restaurants! 😀 In Winter bud the bitterness of prosecco wine is tempered by the sweetness … Read More

Cailletier olives and citrus salad

Every main course has to be accompanied by a worthy side dish 🙂 . And today we’re presenting a fresh salad with unusual combination of flavors: a fennel crudité enriched with cailletier olives and sweetened by orange and raisins. In this dish we wanted to revive some flavours typical of winter and of Christmas time. We approached the delicate bitterness of … Read More