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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“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.
THREE TIPS TO ELEVATE YOUR NEXT DESSERT TABLE
There is nothing more appealing than a luxury dessert table with just the right heights, colors and hues to ensue beauty and grace. Make your next event memorable with a dessert table they will never forget full of flavor and history with a pop of creativity. Whether Baratti & Milano is the main feature of your table or an added accompaniment, we have some tips to ensure your next event makes history.
Oh Honey Bee, How Sweet Are Thee
Honey, a sweet food substance made mostly by the honey bee, is one of the most versatile and lately one of the most adaptable and sought-after food for foodies all over the world. From a drizzle on your morning yogurt parfait to hot honey on pizzas to the star of any charcuterie board to your accompaniment in your evening tea …. you might have honey multiple times a day and not even realize it! Honey is now also widely used for baking and used as an alternative to sugar. In a Smithsonian magazine article titled “The Science Behind Honey’s Eternal Shelf Life”, we learn that because most microorganisms can not grow in honey, you can leave honey sealed for thousands of years without it spoiling!
Lately the honey craze has exploded and it is now considered a “craft” accessory to most any food/drink. According to an article about “getting to know Italian honey” honey was mentioned for the first time by
The Royal House of Savoy; The Who, The How and The Where
The Baratti & Milano name has a long spanning history of over 160 years. You might notice us mentioning “the chocolates for kings and queens” and “your royal access to”. This is because Baratti & Milano were in fact the King and Queen’s chocolates recognized as the “Official Chocolatier of the Royal House of Savoy.
Part 1. So Who were the Savoy’s?
Referred to by the Italians as Casa Savoia, The House Of Savoy, was a royal dynasty recognized in 1003 in the Savoy region of Europe. As the Savoy family
Halloween, celebrated with an Italian “Spirit”
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