The History of Pancake Day

Learn about the origins of Pancake Day, otherwise known as Shrove or Fat Tuesday.


Pancake Day in Britain and other English speaking countries is also known as Martedi Grasso, in Italy, and Mardi Gras, in France, and can be literally translated as ‘Fat…

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The Great Grissini

How to Make Italian Grissini Breadsticks.

Great Grissini!

Forget shop-bought packet bread-sticks which are dry, tasteless and scarily uniform, making Grissini bread-sticks is fun and easy, perfect for a rainy afternoon with the children – they can…

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The Perfect Tiramisu

How to make the perfect Tiramisu: an iconic Italian dessert.


Although perceived as an iconic Italian classic, the history of Tiramisu is a recent and somewhat contested one. Several different claims have been made, but the common ground is…

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