Category Archives: Baking

The unhealthiest thing in the world

In various┬áprevious posts I’ve told you guys all about how weird Italians are, right? Well, we’re gonna do some more of that today. It recently became known to me that Italians have this irrational terror of peanut butter. They think … Continue reading

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Sinterklaastaart

This week, wonderful readers, is a very important week for the Dutch. For on Friday it will be the fifth of December, which is the national holiday of saint Nicolas, or, as the Dutch lovingly call him, ‘Sinterklaas’. Sinterklaas is … Continue reading

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My fruitful quest for something new, or: how I met the bergamot

So here in Turin they organise all kinds of cultural events, and a couple of weeks ago it was time for the Salone del Gusto. The Salone del Gusto is essentially a really big, really overpriced, really pretentious farmers’ market. … Continue reading

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Something is living in my fridge (and it helps me make bread)

A while ago one of my flatmates, the Queen of the Night, brought back a tupperware full of a dough-like substance that we soon found out was lievito madre, a type of living yeast used for breadmaking. We were initially … Continue reading

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What to do with a kilo of cherries when eating them raw is not a viable option

Here is an interesting fact about Turin: Turin is the only city in Italy that has a market in every single quartiere (or neighbourhood)! So I’ve been told, at least. I’m inclined to believe it, because there is in fact … Continue reading

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Vegetarian rabbit

Animals are just the best, aren’t they? I love animals. They’re adorable and funny and entertaining and often they’re pretty clever. This is why I feel slightly guilty about eating them. What can I say, I love cuddling fluffy bunnies … Continue reading

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The best thing in the world

Of all of the wonderful things that this world has to offer, cheese must be the best. Vegetables go a long way, fair enough, and alcohol, aside from having this delightful inebriating effect, tastes amazing, it’s true. Meat, if you … Continue reading

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