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New Year Recipe: Tiramisù with Pandoro

By Kate Zagorski

The best way to use up leftover Pandoro

The New Year doesn’t just bring new resolutions, it also brings leftovers from the festive feasting of the previous week. One thing that Italians are good at is re-utilising what they have, especially in the kitchen where some of the best recipes are created from excess food. This recipe uses one of Italy’s famous Christmas cakes, Pandoro or ‘golden bread’. These tall, star-shaped sponges are usually served after Christmas meals, dusted with icing sugar as an alternative to the heavier, fruitier panettone.

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What to Eat in Rome this Christmas

By Kate Zagorski

Christmas Holidays in Rome

The beginning of December sees Rome take on a festive shine as twinkling Christmas lights and sparkling baubles start to adorn the Eternal City’s streets, monuments and piazzas. The Feast of the Immaculate Conception on the 8th December is a public holiday and the traditional day for Italian families to dress the Christmas tree. It signals the start of the Yuletide period which concludes with Epiphany on the 6th January.

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7 Addresses for the Best Artisanal Panettone in Rome

By Kate Zagorski

The real artisanal panettone experience in Rome

As the festive season hits the Eternal City, panettone fever takes over. Although originally a Milanese recipe, no Italian home would be without this traditional cake over Christmas time. Characterized by its tall, domed shape, the sweet, bread-like dough for panettone is proved for several days giving it a distinctive light texture and is studded with dried and candied fruits before baking.  

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