Italy is a very varied nation, and you can throw a stone and hit a delicacy that is only created in that area. Our pastries and the food we sell at Dolci will be focused on the Romagna area, from the Emilia-Romagna region.
So the internship in the pastry shop started 3 weeks ago. First thing to jump out at me is the incredible speed at which people work here, like lightning !
So it turns out that all throughout the Emilia-Romagna, and probably Italy itself, many of the villages and towns have a festival in September and for 4 days, everything comes to a standstill.
Last week Jackie and I visited two beautiful Towns in the Emilia-Romagna region, Bagnacavallo and Brisighella.
Today I made Italian sugar cookies, also know as “biscotti di pasta frolla”, and decorate them with icing.
So more and more over the last year or so, as I’ve experiment, I’ve come to the realisation that success in banking is heavily influenced on the recipe you use.
I was informed before arriving in Italy that the workout culture here is very different… understatement.
Jackie and I awoke bright eyed and bushy tailed this morning with the idea of continuing our registration process (we’ll blog about it when it’s finished…eventually!) and then visiting an old town, or castle, but alas, a late summer rain came down in buckets and ruined that idea.
On Saturday night we met up with one of Jackie’s old school friends. What an incredible restaurant with awesome people. But what an Italian experience!