The Panforte and Panpepato

La Toscana: Made in Tuscany, Siena

Throughout Italy, fruitcakes are mainly eaten during the christmas festive season, however in Siena, the province were such cakes come from, they eaten all year round. Consequently, the town of Siena always has a distinctive smell of Panforte Margherita. There are two main types of sweet cake, called Panforte and Panpepato, which have something in [...]


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Cavallucci, Copate and Ricciarelli- A Taste of the Orient in Siena

La Toscana: Made in Tuscany, Siena

In Medieval times, Siena was a key gateway for many carriages travelling from the East. Consequently, Siena’s desserts (including those which Siena consumes all year round, whilst the rest of Italy eat them only during the Christmas holidays) are a variety of traditional Tuscan favourites which have a unique Eastern edge to them, as a [...]


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