Torta di Nocciole: Hazelnut Cake from Piedmont

The Taste SF shares this traditional and authentic Torta di Nocciole or Hazelnut Cake recipe from Piedmont, Italy.
Northern Italy’s Piedmont region is known for truffles, wine, and hazelnuts. You’ll see hazelnuts and hazelnut products everywhere. On a recent visit, we spent a night in a small bed and breakfast in Nieve, close to Barolo and Barbaresco, called L’Aromatario. Breakfast included local meats and cheese, fruit, baked apples, hardboiled eggs, toasted hazelnuts,... Continue Reading


Alfio Cavallotto of Cavollatto wines outside of Castiglione Falletto - view of the vineyards in the Barolo region in Piedmont
Alfio Cavallotto is the fourth generation to make wine from the Cavallotto family’s Bricco Boschis cru.  Located just outside the town of Castiglione Falletto, Cavallotto produces Barolo, Dolcetto d’Alba, Barbera d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo, Langhe Freisa, Langhe “Grign” (made from Grignolino), Langhe Chardonnay and “Pinner” made from Pinot Nero grapes.     Alfio is friendly,... Continue Reading

Fried Challah Sufganiyot Jam-Filled Donuts

Michael Solomonov's Israeli Soul Fried-Challah-Sufganiyot are Jam-Filled Challah Doughnuts
During our time in Philadelphia (get our guide to Philadelphia here), we visited Federal Donuts for warm fresh donuts and coffee in the morning. We’re excited about owner Michael Solomonov’s new cookbook Israeli Soul. It includes this recipe for Sufganiyots, Jam-Filled Challah Donuts, perfect for the holidays. The following is an excerpt from Israeli Soul.... Continue Reading