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  1. June 18, 2020

    COOKING WITH LAURA: MY HOME-MADE TIRAMISU RECIPE

    The no-bake king of Italian desserts!

    If you asked me which is the best comfort food I would definitely say home-made Tiramisu! This typical Italian dessert is easy to make and delicious. Perfect for every season, it is almost impossible to find anybody who doesn’t love it!

    The secret, as always, is choosing good quality ingredients. This is a no-bake dessert so fresh eggs are a must!

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  2. May 28, 2020

    Easy Homemade Bread Recipe

    Try this easy recipe and enjoy warm bread at home every day!

     

    Growing up in an Italian family means that I am used to having fresh bread on my table every day.

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  3. May 21, 2020

    Everything you need to know about Taralli!

    How to choose the perfect Italian Taralli

    Where to start….

    You may have noticed that there is a great choice of taralli on our website and this is only to be expected since taralli have been around in Italy since 1400. The origin of these delicious savory snacks is lost in legends, as is the origin of their name, but it is certain that they became very popular, especially in the south of Italy in the regions of Puglia and Campania, and this is where most of the variations we love today were born.

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  4. May 04, 2020

    Happy Mother’s Day - Celebrate with the best Italian Food!

    Mother’s Day is celebrated each year on the second Sunday of May, which means...you should start planning something special for you Mamma on May 10th!

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  5. April 17, 2020

    COOKING WITH LAURA: EASTER COLOMBA

    My home-made Colomba recipe for Easter

    “Colomba” means dove in Italian and the name comes from the unique shape of this precious dessert: this Easter cake is a symbol of peace and love and it is a must of the Italian Easter holidays.

     

    This year I tried for the first time to bake a Colomba at home. The process is quite long and complex and made me appreciate even more the amazing artisanal Colomba by Borsari that we sell on BellaItalia, but it was an exciting experience and allowed me to personalize the recipe: my kids are not great fans of candied fruit so I tried making Colomba with chocolate chips, and they loved it!

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  6. April 10, 2020

    COOKING WITH LAURA: PASTIERA

    My recipe for the Italian Easter Cake: bake your Pastiera at home!

    It wouldn’t be Easter without Pastiera!

     

    Legends say that the traditional Pastiera Napoletana was firs baked in a Neapolitan convent. The nuns wanted the cake to have the perfume of the flowers of the orange trees which grew in the convent’s gardens. What we know for certain is that the nuns of the ancient convent of San Gregorio Armeno were always considered to be geniuses in the complex preparation of the Pastiera, but after some years of experimenting in the kitchen, I perfected my recipe too!

     

    Make your own Pastiera for Easter!

    The key for an amazing Pastiera is starting fro

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  7. April 03, 2020

    Celebrate Easter with our authentic Italian Food

    Send some love and amazing food to your loved ones!

    This year Easter will undoubtedly be different and we sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe.

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  8. March 21, 2020

    #BeSafe: let us deliver the best Italian food to your home!

     

    Nobody expected our lives to change so much from one day to the other.

    As #ItalianAmericans we heard from our friends and families back in Italy how things changed rapidly also there and we had a feeling that we should get ready to be more united than ever, even from far away.

     

    The best thing we can do is to stay home, try to stay safe for our families and be responsible avoiding all unnecessary risks.

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  9. March 12, 2020

    COOKING WITH LAURA: ZEPPOLE

    Zeppole di San Giuseppe: the traditional Italian recipe for Father’s Day

    On March 19th in Italy is impossible to miss the smell of freshly baked or fried Zeppole. This dessert tastes always amazing but it is traditionally served on father’s day.

    This tradition was born as a way to honor the day of Sait Joseph, the father of Jesus, who to support his family took up also the job of “frittellaro” - selling fried sweets. We don’t know if this story is true, but what is certain is that the tradition of cooking Zeppole on father’s day stick to this day and we love to honor it!

     

    My Family Recipe for Zeppole:

    Zeppole are fried or baked donuts, topped with custard cream and wild cherries. I prefer th

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  10. February 29, 2020

    Mimosa Cake for the International Women’s Day

    On the 8th of March International Women's Day is celebrated around the world. Every country has its own tradition and in Italy it is customary to gift a Golden Wattle flower - in Italian Mimosa.

    What we feel is most important about this day is that it is celebrated to remember the rights obtained by women in the last century and those still to be obtained.

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