Carnival recipes: Chiacchiere or Galani? Frappe or Strufoli?
Carnival is coming, there is a party atmosphere and, as usual, celebrating something means to cook great dishes.
Although each italian region or city has its tradition of parades and demonstrations, the only thing that all the italian region have in common, from Piedmont to Sicily, from Trentino Alto Adige to Apulia, is the typical dessert of this period:
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Each area of Italy calls these tasty pastry with a different name: ...
Fritole – Frittelle – are a Carnival sweet
Today your advisors of Mediterranean Diet present you:
Fritole - Frittelle - are a Carnival sweet typical of Veneto made with apples and sultanas
Undisputed queen of Venetian desserts, the pancake, or better "fritoa” lives his magic moment in Carnival. Always considered the national cake of the Serenissima Republic, "enjoyed" not only in Venice but throughout the Veneto-Friuli, almost at the gates of Milan, "and fritoa" was produced exclusively by fritoleri, that in the '600 ...
Carnival in Termeno: the Egettmann parade
If you are in South Tyrol during Carnival, you can not beat the original Egettmann parade in Termeno.
Description of the parade and the main characters
The parade is opened by the trumpeter, followed by farmers on horseback and their labourers and by farmers brandishing long whips (‘Ausschnöller’). These are then followed by the stewards whose job it is to keep the route of the pageant clean and free of obstruction. Behind them come all the rest of the farmers with their ...
Is this a krapfen?
Today your advisors s of Mediterranean Diet present you:
Is this a krapfen?
If you walk through the streets of a little village in South Tyrol during fashing time and you ask for a krapfen you could be surprised and ask yourself "Is this a krapfen"?
Each italian region and each time of the year has its typical cake. But sometimes different regions have different cakes with the same name. This is the case of krapfen. Krapfen are baked during all the year, but on Fasching time their production ...