Entries by dimeye

Tiramisu

There are at least three different stories surrounding the origins of Tiramisu. The first is that it was was initially created in Siena, Tuscany. The occasion was a visit by Grand Duke Cosimo de’Medici III, in whose honor the concoction was dubbed zuppa del duca (the “duke’s soup”). The erstwhile duke brought the dessert back […]

Marmalade Crostata

This is a simple Tuscan cake often served as a dessert. It can be made with any type of marmalade and if it’s home made marmalade then even better. The history behind the Crostata is unclear with some saying it was a gift from grateful habitants of Napoli to a pagan goddess of the sea […]