We have been working with our Italian colleagues for a few years now. The Italian factory is situated near the picturesque town of Bassano del Grappa, with its historic wooden bridge over the Brenta river (pictured below).
A couple of years ago I travelled to Italy to work with the guys on a couple of projects.
I remember my Italian workmates being very amused at my selection of a cafe lungo (approximately halfway between a short and long black in NZ), and discussions about the perfect way to cook pasta, with plenty of salt. One evening I was privileged enough to visit one of my colleague’s homes and share a meal with his wife and their young son. Veal and a local specialty ‘radicchio rosso di Treviso’ was beautifully prepared and quickly devoured.
So when it came to this month’s theme, Italy was the natural choice for me. The ‘Torta glassata al cioccolato’ is inspired by a recipe sent to me by the maker of that evening meal that I enjoyed so much – Bellissimo!