What’s in a name….
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?
The celebration of ones Onomastico derives from Catholicism where there are many Holidays throughout the year that celebrate a particular Saint.
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The Dying Art of Luxury Craftmanship
Have you seen a surge of “SHOP LOCAL” requests in the last couple of years? This is happening in towns all over the country and local business and store owners are realizing there is a huge online shopping shift occurring but what happens if the local stores are not being supported? Huge onlines sales are constantly being promoted around us and marketers now know that consumers want to feel like they are “getting a good deal” But as we start to trend towards more and more online consumption we start to wonder who made these goods? Where are they coming from and who do they support?
I was born in Italy but raised in America in my teen and adult life.
A Journey Around the World for The Best Chocolates
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.
5 Reasons Why Italian Chocolate Is The Best
Chocolate, a small but mighty superhero in our everyday lives. It has the power to brighten our day, it comes in many interesting varieties, always keeping us on our toes and according to the 2022 Forbes Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, a Harvard University study reported that people who ate chocolate at least three times a month, live at least a year longer than those who don’t. Again, our super hero.
The Noble Hazelnut
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
Chocolate and it's "Rich" History
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