Trucchi’s is quite proud of our Italian heritage. That’s why you can find specialty Italian Imported products in all of our stores. Panettone is one that many of us like to indulge in over the holidays. It is a delicious bread that is filled with dried fruit that is a popular food enjoyed during the Christmas season. Only few know its ancient and incredibly laborious recipe that takes 36 hours to make. It is like a little work of art. Before cutting into it, always remember to let it “soften up” over moderate heat. This can be consumed plain with a cup of coffee or try this recipe for Panettone French Toast. It’s great for Christmas morning!
In Italy, Torrone is usually sold in long rectangles, it is a light-colored confection that usually has sliced almonds visibly throughout. It is like an over sized Italian candy bar. Torrone also comes in many forms and is beloved all over Italy. The best is made in Sardinia, Calabria, Sicily and Abruzzo because they are the places where the best almonds and hazelnuts are grown. Traditionally, Torrone is eaten after meals on Christmas Day. Today, many varieties exist: soft and hard, classic or with chocolate, with almonds, hazelnuts or occasionally pistachios.