Scendiletto puff pastry and custard dessert from Pasticceria Stefania in Florence

Golossary: Scendiletto

One has to live in an Italian home to truly appreciate the name of this delicious but difficult to find dessert. The poor nomenclature might have something to do with its lack of popularity; by all accounts it should fly off the shelves. It is essentially a custard sandwich, with creamy, sweet custard with rich egg flavor, baked between two thin crisp layers of buttery … Continue reading Golossary: Scendiletto

Tastemakers and Trendsetters of Chianti

Who’s Who of Wine, Cheese and Restaurants We begin this full day with a visit to one of the best cheese makers in Tuscany, renowned for fresh sheep’s milk cheese which are made only seasonally. Depending on the time of year we may taste fresh or aged cheeses including everything from sheep’s milk mozzarella to classic pecorino to a soft-ripened “mistake” so great that it … Continue reading Tastemakers and Trendsetters of Chianti