“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.
New Collaboration at the historical and famous Cafe' Baratti & Milano , Turin Italy
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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
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.
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
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