Quaresimali typical Tuscan easter cookie

Golossary: Quaresimali

Alphabet shaped crisp cocoa cookies once a specialty in the Lenten period between Carnevale and Easter. Continue reading Golossary: Quaresimali

Capuccino and a Pesche Ripieno cookie

Golossary: Pesche Ripiene

A traditional Tuscan dessert that has many variations and a rather confounding name. Continue reading Golossary: Pesche Ripiene


Golossary: Alchermes

The bright pink colored liquor that characterizes many Tuscan desserts. Continue reading Golossary: Alchermes

Cavallucci traditional christmas cookies from Siena

Golossary: Cavallucci

Traditional Christmas cookies from Siena – like a cross between a meringue and a hot cross bun Continue reading Golossary: Cavallucci

Panforte tuscan Christmas dessert from siena

Golossary: Panforte or Pan Pepato

The famed Christmas “fruit cake” from Siena Continue reading Golossary: Panforte or Pan Pepato

Riciarelli sweet almond cookies from Siena

Golossary: Ricciarelli 

Soft sweet almond cookies from Siena, like a macaroon without the filling. Continue reading Golossary: Ricciarelli