Myth and Travel
The smell of cider floating in the air, the giggles of children dressed in costume giddy for their treats, jack o lanterns smiling at us creepily at every corner. The all American Halloween is one of the oldest holidays to be celebrated and recorded in American History dating back to the 1800s where it is said that immigrants from Ireland brought the mischievous festivities to America as a way to escape the potato famine back home and keep a little of their culture alive. There is no denying that children and adults from all over the United States have really begun taking this particular holiday to a different level in the past decade, with decorations galore, Halloween best costume prizes and neighborhoods known for their full size candy bars, the holiday has come a long way from the original meaning whether it meant warding off bad spirits for better crops, celebrating the Pagan beliefs for others or a festival meant to bridge the gap
Its overtime and the score is still 1-1. Penalty kicks begin and your team misses the shot, you feel defeated, it’s been a game of over 102 minutes and you need this win. Second player shoots, he scores, you are back in the game of over 102 minutes and you need this win. Second player shoots, he scores, you are back in the game, the hope starts to creep up again, you can do this, your team can win this game… last and final player shoots… he scores….
If you find yourself in Italy at first sign of autumn you will encounter a feeling of excitement in the air as autumn in Italy is a time of great harvest for everything from vineyards to mushrooms, chestnuts and hazelnuts. It is difficult to explain just how unique Baratti & Milano chocolates are without mentioning the most world renowned hazelnuts that make up the distinct flavor you find when eating any one of our classic chocolates, from the Classic Cremino to our Nocciolato and our Gianduja chocolates, all extraordinary in flavor made from the famously known “Tonda e Gentile” hazelnuts.
The “Tonda e Gentile” hazelnuts from
We all know how we "Autumn" in America. If you live or are visiting anywhere in the Northeast the first sign is always the chilly morning air upon waking. Then the increased layers in the evening. Soon everything around us seems colored in hues of browns, yellows, red and orange. Pumpkin spice is in everything you can think of and a visit to the orchards is on the TO DO list. Truly the most majestic of seasons as some landscapes go from an abundance of greenery to a backdrop of artistic
Where did chocolate come from and how did it become the chocolate we love today? A quick research indicates that the “birth” of fermented beverages made from chocolate can be recorded as far back as 450 BC. Chocolate was first introduced in a drink version only and served predominately by the wealthy at large
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
Graduating in Italy differs greatly from what we think of here in the U.S. The graduate presents their thesis in front of a board with all of their family and friends in attendance. The board goes into a different room to deliberate and returns with either pass or fail verdict, again, this all happens in front of
Baratti and Milano, like few other luxury chocolate brands, partner with the best Cacao farmers and work hand in hand to produce the best Cacao plants, in order to create the best chocolate. Baratti and Milano's cacao farmers focus on farming plants that will produce the highest quality and balanced tannin fruit,