Tonka fever!

25/10/2012 at 14:12

Seductively aromatic, somewhat toxic, and celebrated by many for its intriguing qualities. Read on about the little dark bean that supposedly can make your wishes come true, caused a culinary craze in France but remains banned in the United States: The Tonka bean.    Native to the rainforests of South-America, the Cumaru tree (Dipteryx odorata) can grow up […]

Cannoli ice cream

15/10/2012 at 09:37

Even if  you have not had the opportunity to taste Cannoli yourself, you have probably still heard about it … at least if you have been watching the Godfather-movies or the Sopranos.  It is a particular Italian (Sicilian) dessert based on Ricotta cheese. While obviously very popular in Italian American cuisine (and related popular culture)  Cannoli can luckily be […]