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The (greedy) alphabet of 2021, looking to 2022 – Italian Cuisine

From sweetbread to pumpkin: clubs, cooks and trends of a year that marked a (good) recovery for food & drink. Here's what's left of 2021 and in some cases it will happily continue …

What grade to assign to 2021 of food and drink? If we compare it with 2020, we think that a good 8 fits everything. If we look at the last year of normality, it must be lowered to 7. But not so much for the passion – back high, but basically it had never gone away – if anything, for the fact that there are aspects of the 'system' in search of a new identity: the old one is really gone.

A few examples: the room of the premises (practically to be rebuilt), the end of the avant-garde (right? wrong? but it is essential there is), the approval of products and dishes. That said, the food & drink in Italy remains one of the few elements that make you smile, where excellence is not a rarity – as in other fields – and we are admired, envied, copied around the world.

That's why, as per the tradition of La Cucina Italiana, we liked to remember – in an alphabet, very personal and not necessarily shared – clubs, chefs and trends of the year that is about to go into the archive. With the certainty that, in some cases, our choices will be protagonists also in 2022. Best wishes (intense and tasteful, of course).

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Tiramisu: greedy Christmas gifts – Italian Cuisine

A nice and affectionate gift idea for the passionate uncle or colleague who is greedy for tiramisu. The most loved Italian spoon dessert in the world declined in liqueur, panettone, chocolates and …

Raise your hand if you don't like the tiramisu. I would say it is almost impossible. From my experience as a judge at the Tiramisù World Cup 2021 in Treviso I was able to see firsthand how much transport there is around this now classic recipe of Italian cuisine. Basically, the disciplined recipe provides for the use of 6 basic ingredients: ladyfingers, mascarpone, eggs, coffee, cocoa and white granulated sugar. Then, everyone can decide whether to stay on the traditional and maybe just change the shape (as the 2021 champion did with his tiramisu at heart) or to elevate it to more daring flavors (like the ham and melon tiramisu of the 2021 creativity category champion). The most loved Italian spoon dessert in the world has fans everywhere – not for nothing has there just been the Tiramisù Global Marathon, which we participated in to give our support.

In short, a dessert that lends itself to all tastes and that tells a bit of our history. Perhaps it is among the desserts that you learned to make as a child so easy to prepare, then growing up you have refined the technique (whipped egg whites yes or no?) Until the result that satisfies you most. Now that we are under the holidays, you will inevitably prepare your tiramisu or someone will do it for you. What if you have a real tiramisu lover with your family or friends? What if the office colleague can't resist ordering the tiramisu dessert even during lunch break? So, we thought we'd give you some ideas for delicious gift ideas perfect for those who love tiramisu. Are you ready?

Tiramisu: Christmas gifts for fans

Milk chocolate and tiramisu bar

Venchi took care of combining the sweetness of Venezuela milk chocolate with mascarpone and coffee. In a 100-gram layered tablet, it is a delightful little thought that lets a hidden message pass: how sweet you are! Retail price 5 euros.

The tiramisu liqueur

Tiramisù Bottega is a new tasty liqueur that proposes in liquid form one of the most popular desserts in Italy and in the world. It is characterized by a moderate alcohol content (17% vol.) And the harmonious balance between cocoa, coffee and Savoyard with hints of cream, mascarpone and egg. Soft and velvety on the palate, it seems to be able to enjoy a tiramisu simply by drinking it, isn't that a fantastic idea? The original bottle with its characteristic oval shape has a capacity of 50 cl and a retail price of around 15 euros.

Tiramisu panettone

The historian took care of it Motta to create the Tiramisù Panettone. The classic soft dough of the panettone sweetened by the rich fillings of mascarpone cream and coffee plus an exquisite covering with dark chocolate and cocoa meringue grains. This is the apotheosis for a truly "GranCremoso" Christmas! Retail price 7.70 euros.

Sweet ravioli with tiramisu

A crescent-shaped chest of amber pastry with the scent of coffee that contains an inviting filling of delicious and precious blend of coffee and soft mascarpone. To be prepared fried or in a pan, Giovanni Rana's sweet ravioli with tiramisu are an original and unforgettable dessert. Ready in 3 minutes in packs of 4 servings, recommended price 3.99 euros – available in the best food outlets or online.

The tiramisu truffle

La Perla chocolate shop in Turin has prepared gift boxes of really intriguing chocolates. The creamy Tiramisu leaves room for the strong flavor of the Brazilian cocoa beans of the Macaé Dark Chocolate, to finally indulge in the delicacy of Salted Peanut. Packaged by hand, retail price 20 euros.

Greedy who reads: 5 books for the month of October – Italian Cuisine

Here comes the appointment dedicated to reading for the month of October. Discover here the suggestions for delicious, sustainable, exciting, exciting books!

The days get shorter and the desire to get comfortable on the sofa to read a book increases in proportion. Here is our selection of 5 books for the month of October: for cooking while still dreaming of summer, for making the home and kitchen even more comfortable places and for experimenting, reflecting on the meaning of life. Enjoy the reading!

Cristina Mauri
Simply green. Veg, good and sustainable recipes for the whole family
Red Editions
19.50 euros

A cookbook in which all preparations are tried and true for real. To dispel some clichés about vegetable cooking: it is not demanding and the ingredients are not difficult to find. The author has imagined recipes suitable for the whole family, with multiple levels of complexity (of realization and taste), from the simplest, perfect for children, to the most complex in which the flavors are superimposed or complementary. And then many practical tips on how to organize the pantry starting from the idea of ​​buying in a conscious way to reduce waste. For children (and not only) gluttons there is also a chapter dedicated to breakfast, snacks and snacks.

Adriana Fusè Mauri
All. Very. Simple. The "3 steps" method to always have a tidy and clean house
18.50 euros

Much more than a simple tidying manual… A real guide to reflection on our way of living and organizing physical and mental spaces. And the kitchen cannot be missing, the heart of the house, a meeting place for all affections. Here too the 3-step method, emptying, cleaning, filling, is the right one. While in another room every now and then you can ignore it and let the mess progress slowly, in the kitchen, no. The number 1 rule for the author? Always have the sink clean and shiny, so the whole house will cascade a little at a time.

Mattia Baroni, Lorenza Conterno, Manuela Vanni
Fermentations. Technique and recipes to best use them in modern cooking
Italian Gourmet
75 euros

Garum, shoyu, kimchi, koji, kefir and kombucha intrigue you? Are you already an expert in fermentation? Here is a complete manual with history and recipes, reflections and thoughts on the very concept of transformation. Because fermenting is attention for the planet and also an exercise in freedom. Everything around us changes and discovering the rules is exciting, also because it often happens independently of our will. From the first basic experiments to the most complex recipes.

Salvatore Marchese
Muscles. Stories and recipes of our own mussels and unknown mussels
18 euros

Loving stories and memories, love stories and anecdotes, artistic references and personal passions. Everything revolves around mussels, loved and narrated by the author in this curious book which is also a rich recipe book. You can choose between those of the Modern Apicius, those of Auguste Escoffier, the traditional ones and those given to the author by his restaurateur friends and those created by himself. Try it "Black egg tagliatelle, mussels, cedar and sweet herb pesto".

Camilla Mendini
(Im) perfect sustainable. Daily gestures for sustainability within everyone's reach
Fabbri Editori
16 euros

Carotilla, the stage name of the author who has been dealing with these issues since 2016, tries to guide us readers into the fog of sustainability. To give meaning to this word, often emptied because it is not supported by concrete actions. An illustrated volume with many tips to try, one step at a time, to minimize our impact. Without fanaticism but with love for our planet.

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