Ciccioli is Italy's version of the French charcuterie confection rillettes. Traditionally made from the 'leftover bits' - ciccioli is a terrific creation which incorporates lush, fatty pork with crispy pig skin, white wine and a bit of chili flake.
Limoncello is a traditional digestif of southern Italy, where the lemon trees give an abundance of bright, yellow fruit. This drink concentrates the flavor of those fresh golden fruits, making it the perfect palate cleanser after a rich meal.
Made from green, immature walnuts, Nocino turns from lime green to the darkest black with age. Traditional in parts of Italy, it is a digestif for after meals. Wow your friends with this easy, traditional recipe for Nocino liqueur, you'll love it.
On one of my trips to Puglia, I discovered a unmarked jar in a restaurant in Martina Franca. One had peppers one had eggplant. The bell pepper one is a local specialty with a kick of chili. One bite and I was in love!
Here's how to make limoncello, along with two cocktails that incorporate the liqueur. The process takes at least three months, but the end result is completely worth it. Sweet, potent lemon liqueur that captures the bright, citrus notes.
If you've ever been to Italy, especially the Amalfi Coast, you've probably had a glass of this sweet, lemony liqueur at the end of a meal. Not only delicious, it is also very easy to make, especially when lemons are in season during the winter.