Gourmet Chocolate on AskMen.com
The world of chocolate has its highs and lows and our palate has evolved beyond swapping quality for quantity. While Ferrero Rocher and Godiva are fine, gourmet chocolate is more abundant - and more available - in today’s market than ever before. Chocolate is the voice of passion and love, whether it is the love of chocolate itself or as an expression of love for another human being. After all why shouldn’t we spend it on the good stuff? ...
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Apple Cake in Rome, I, from The Boston Globe
Think of Italian desserts, think of fresh fruit: pears, figs, and grapes in the autumn; peaches, berries, and melons in the summer; and nuts - walnuts, hazelnuts, and almonds - year round. A popular dessert in Rome is torta di mele, or apple cake. Though it is considered a humble dessert, it is delicious and easy to prepare.
Until I began spending several months at a time in Rome four years ago, I never associated Italy and apples. Apples are quintessentially American! But as I learned shopping in markets here, apples are plentiful all year. Still, ...
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Photo: Torta di Mele from A Tavola con Semplicita'
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