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Spätzli is a speciality in Switzerland. It is a type of dumpling that is almost always served with game. The hunting season starts in a few weeks for about 3 weeks and restaurants and those of us who love game will be preparting a lot of Spätzli.


http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/08/26/spatzli-and-game-a-swiss-specialty/


 



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Cherry crumble tart is easy to make and yet it has a wow factor.


 


http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/cherry-crumble-tart-a-tart-with-a-wow-factor”/


 



 


 

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I said that I would post this recipe. They are delicious but although the pastry is satisfactory it isn't as fine as machine made. I would love to hear from anyone who attempts to make it. 


http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/08/05/sfogliatelle-or-canolli-the-ultimate-italian-pastry/


 



 


 


 


 


 

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It is natural to consider that Ricotta and almonds would be married together into a delicious soft biscotti flavored with almond oil. Almond ricotta biscotti are delicate cookies but with an intense aroma. We always include it on a “Torta di Biscotto di Nozze” because they are so perfect for a biscotti wedding cake.  It is the almond oil that gives these cookies that lovely warm almond flavor.


http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/07/21/almond-ricotta-biscotti/





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Tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, olive oil and farfalle are all that is needed for this fresh pasta salad that you can prepare a day ahead. Great for a a July 4th cookout.


It can be fast and easy, or it can take a LITTLE MORE TIME.


 


http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/homemade-farfalle-pasta-salade-for-july-4th/


 



 




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It is said that making pesto requires patients and love. The motion of the wooden pestle against the stone mortar brings out the oils. Trofietti Liguri is a traditional dish in Liguria.


http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/06/28/trofiette-liguri-and-genovese-pesto/


 



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I like to save these for special occasions because their elegance is truly fitting for those special moments. I make them for family gatherings and think they are a nice summer biscotti because of the ingredients of dates; pineapple, Maraschino cherries and walnuts. They make a very pretty summer cookie tray.


 


http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/06/24/assunta’s-italian-stuffed-biscotti/



 

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I wanted to share these pictures of the bread being sold in a stand in Dolceaqua, Italy.  It was a small festival displaying the products of Dolceaqua. The size of the bread was amazing. Imagine the size of the ovens. 


 



 


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The story of michetta:



The Marquis Doria sent a young bride who refused to give herself to him to prison to die. The population of Dolceacqua rose up and forced the Marquis Doria (1364) to stop this abuse of power and on the 16 of August there is a festival to celebrate the event.  The women of the village created the “michetta” to celebrate this occasion.  It is now the symbol of love and freedom. Michetta are small sweetbreads similar to a raised doughnut.



http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/06/12/dolceacqua-apricale-the-riviera-dei-fiori/


 



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A lightly sweet taralli, made with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet, Merlot, Barolo, Zinfandel, and Primativo etc. Perfect for a wine tasting party.


 


http://turosdolci.wordpress.com/2010/05/23/double-dip-red-wine-taralli/


 



 



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