Carnevale Foods

There are many sweet treats which are uniquely seasonal to the period of Carnevale, the weeks before Mardi Gras. Each region has their own particular specialties (of course!) but some of them travel. One commonality, many of them are fried. Learn more in the Golossary: Schiacciata Fiorentina – typical cake for Carnevale unique to Florence, traditionally served plain, but often now offered stuffed with chantilly … Continue reading Carnevale Foods

St. Joseph’s Day Frittelle

March 19 is St. Joseph’s day, when Italians celebrate Fathers’ Day. It is also a day when they eat Frittelle di Riso throughout Tuscany. These delectable treats were once reserved for this special day; now you see them throughout the Carnevale season and leading up to Easter, but you see them especially on St. Joseph’s Day when all the bakeries offer them. Fritelle di Riso┬ácome … Continue reading St. Joseph’s Day Frittelle