It’s a small world after all, and you get to taste it with every bite of Baratti & Milano…
If you have ever had a Baratti & Milano bar you will see a small compass on each piece of chocolate. I found myself curious on the meaning behind this symbol and after some research concluded that the reason why is that Baratti & Milano uses ingredients not just local to them in Turin but also sources their other well-known ingredients from around the world to ensure that when they create a new chocolate or cookie or candy, they create it with the very BEST of ingredients! Let’s hop aboard our imaginary flight in this blog as we jet set through the many places in the world that makes Baratti & Milano an unforgettable treat.
The Aperol Spritz, with its zesty orange flavor and enticing bubbly finish, it’s virtually impossible to not smile to yourself at first sip. This attractive Italian Aperitif is not only pretty to look at but with all its contrasting flavors and mouth feels it is one of the most famous cocktails to originate from
The proposal; I will never forget that night on a beach in Italy sitting on the sand that was now cool to the touch as the sun had set hours ago. The waves crashed lightly and calmly and excited chatter was all around us as people were anticipating the first boom of the midnight fireworks promised to us all by the town’s festival flyer. My now husband turned to me seconds before the first firework lit the sky in colorful hues and whispered in Italian “Mi vuoi sposare?” Will you marry me?
Fast forward a year later back in the states and having attended one too many weddings in Italy (I’m Italian and we have A LOT of cousins) I knew I wanted
In Italy Father’s day is celebrated on March 19th, in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Day, which is celebrated by Catholics around the world to honor the depicted father of Jesus Christ, Joseph. Joseph was a saint, a protector and a provider. Although life has since changed since the time of Joseph, children of all ages and all over the world will continue to look up to their papa’ to fill those same roles mentioned above.
Like all special occasions in Italy, Father’s Day typically revolves around a hearty lunch for dad and children will scream “Auguri Papa’” and
Happy Name Day?
Yes! One more reason to be celebrated😊
Italians love a reason to gather and celebrate and celebrating your Onomastico is one more way they do so. Onomastico- In Italy this means “Name Day”. Your Onomastico day is celebrated just as your birthday would with well wishes from friends and family saying “Buon Onomastico! (Happy Name Day), a cake and sometimes even presents! But why? What is it about “Name Day” that gives such importance to the day that those surrounding you wish to celebrate it?
Since the beginning, Baratti & Milano has produced a fantastic praline of three layers called "Cremino”. The original recipe of Master Chocolatiers is a treasure of a long tradition of confectionary and a gift of a little jewel of sweetness and
“La Mamma”, “The Mom”….
While we are grateful for our beautiful mothers daily, there is one day a year that we truly take the time out of our constantly busy days to formally celebrate our strong, selfless and hardworking mommas and that is Mother’s Day or in Italian "La Festa Della Mamma".
Our mammas are our unsung heroes who truly are the foundation of our lives. Celebrate mom with her favorite treats to show her how she makes our life a bit more sweet:) The official day to celebrate in Italy falls on the same day as the U.S, the second Sunday in May.
Turin Italy is not only the birthplace of Baratti & Milano but also where our confections are still made today. This region is still home to many of the Royal House of Savoy homes & history (read our who, how and where blog about the House of Savoy here), the birthplace of Italian cinema, and also a WONDERFUL gem of a city rich with history and culture and a must visit on your next trip to Italy!
So what should you do and where should you go if you were to find yourself in Turin around the Easter season?
I myself have spent many Easters in Italy, but all were in the South, where I was born and raised. Our traditions in the South concentrated largely on the types of foods we ate rather than the more modern traditions of egg hunts and Easter bunnies such is the custom here in the U.S. However, as we find the different Italian dialects that span from North to South, so do Holiday traditions. To find out more about Easter in all of Italy and what to expect, read this article from the magazine More Time to Travel. Spoiler Alert; it mentions Baratti & Milano Easter Eggs! Follow me as we journey together through Turin to see what fun and historical traditions can be found in this magical city at Easter time.
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Translated from Italian Original
Baratti & Milano’s Caffè Storico begins its new season with the Alciati family
The historic Caffè Baratti & Milano combines its centuries-old experience with that of Piero and Ugo Alciati's haute cuisine to create a historic collaboration on the Italian scene.
The two Piedmontese gastronomic excellences combine their experience in the most historic living room in Italy.
Starting from 12 January 2023, the Alciati brothers, owners of the Da Guido restaurant in the famous Fontanafredda estate in Serralunga d'Alba, and pillars of high-quality catering, will take care of the menu and the selection of wines of the Caffè Storico in Turin. The synergy between the café, directed by Renzo Papa, Ugo and Piero Alciati, reflects the great history of Piedmont, which brings the two realities closer together: in fact, the Fontanafredda estate was
When it comes to luxury Italian Chocolate Baratti & Milano is the top of the line. With an array of confectionary delights from real fruit hard candies to soft real fruit gelee's and of course their most popular Cremino & Gianduiotto chocolates there's no doubt Baratti & Milano has something in their portfolio that everyone can enjoy. Did you know they also have a "Cooking with Baratti & Milano" Collection? This collection includes mixes budino, panna cotta, a cooking bar etc.
Baratti & Milano U.S.A. paired up with chef Bianca DeMasi a.k.a Mamma B, who was born and raised in Calabria, Italy and is a former owner of fine dining restaurants and gelateria/cafe's in the Northeast, so that together Baratti & Milano and Chef Mamma B could show all the endless possibilities there are when cooking with Baratti & Milano!
Mamma B has a way of simplifying a recipe and transporting you back to your nonna's kitchen while sharing her passion for all things Baratti & Milano through her recipes!
We now can share some of her past recipes here with you and for more up to date recipes feel free to sign up with Baratti & Milano as once subscribed you are instantly welcomed into a community of gourmet foodies, passion for Italian cuisine, chocolate and a royal history.
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We all celebrate the Holidays differently within cultures and within our individual families. The ball drop, champagne and wearing sparkly sequenced outfits are just some of the good ole’ American ways we like to ring in the New Year. Personally I always fall asleep with my champagne glass half empty and get woken up at midnight by my husband who INSISTS on the importance of a New Year’s kiss. Funny, how sometimes even the most menial of traditions are important to those who believe in them, no matter how silly they may seem to some.
Traditions are important. They make us
Keep reading about Italian New Year's Traditions here...