Ricciarelli senesi / Happy Christmas everyone!


This is a typical Tuscan Christmas delight from the town of Siena, but found everywhere in Italy at this time of the year – probably coming a close second to panettone as the traditional treat of the season. But in the cartoon kitchen, having been prepared well in advance, they would not have made it past the solstice at Fidget’s rate of consumption. No doubt there will be words… Continue reading

Jose Pizarro’s Tarta de Santiago

 Tarta de Santiago

This delicious treat – now a national favourite – was originally linked to the pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela, which explains why Fidget was up with the lark and anticipating a long trek. A relief, then, to find he didn’t even need to leave the cartoon kitchen… Continue reading