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Pane di Natale: 7 Italian Breads for Christmas

December 11, 2019

As Christmas approaches I thought this post from December 2014 deserved another outing … all about gorgeous Italian Christmas breads!

Travel Gourmet

Christmas breads at Corto Italian Deli, Twickenham Christmas breads at Corto Italian Deli, Twickenham

The blog is a constant source of joy, not least because it’s led me to meet some lovely people: other bloggers, chefs and restaurateurs who have been willing to let me interview them (click here), owners of food shops and cafes, and today two other people who are as enthusiastic about Italy and Italian food as me. William Goodacre founded Tastes of Italy (click here) in 2000, specialising in cookery and wine tours; Dorcas Jamieson handles their PR. Dorcas got in touch to suggest we all meet, telling me that William was a ‘font of knowledge’ about Italy and Italian food. How better to spend nearly two hours on a Friday morning than talking about Italy and food, and especially Venice and Venetian food, over coffee. I had a great time and was surprised and so pleased when William gave…

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  1. What a lovely post to revisit, Kay. Especially this time of the year. I didn’t know of the existence of any of these apart from the usual. The Panpepato looks particularly delicious. I wouldn’t mind a slice and a good cup of coffee right this minute.

    • Thank you Jolandi. I’m lucky to have a brilliant Italian deli nearby. Happy Xmas!! 🎄

      • You are indeed lucky. Next time you indulge in one of those breads, have a slice for me. 😉 Have a joyful Christmas.

  2. I enjoy the special breads that you find at Christmas from other parts of the world. We’ve finished our Italian panettone that was a gift as well as an imported German stollen that is almost all gone as well. By Christmas morning, it will be just tea of toast for us. 😊

    • Thank you, Karen. I’ve managed to save my panettone and pandoro for Xmas morning – we traditionally eat for breakfast and as we open presents. But luckily for me local Corto Italian Deli sell it by the slice at Xmas time so I’ve popped in a few times for coffee and panettone. I like stollen too 🙂

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