Carnevale in Cosenza

Carnevale, also known as Carnival or Mardi Gras, is celebrated in so many parts of the world like Rio De Janeiro, New Orleans, Notting Hill, Venice and, well, even Cosenza. Corso Mazzini is the place to be if you want to partake in the festivities […]

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Festa del Cioccolato, Cosenza (CS)

There is no denying that when chocolate is involved, people will come out! And that is just what happened this past weekend in Cosenza.  The annual Festa del Ciccolato (Chocolate Festival) on the pedestrian area in the heart of the city was jam packed with […]

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10th Annual Sagra della Castagna

We’ve been having a warm Fall so far, which is great because Carpanzano is having its annual Sagra della Castagna on October 18, 2014.  The festival, now in its 10th year, will feature food stands with plenty of homemade dolci (sweets) made with castagne and […]

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Carnevale in Italia: Le Chiacchiere

“Le Chiacchiere” are a traditional Italian sweet, made during the period of Carnival.  I’ve also heard people call them “Bugie”. It is a simple recipe involving a flour dough which is rolled out and cut into strips and twisted.  They are then fried and excessively […]

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Bring on Christmas!

If you follow International news, especially news regarding Italy, you know that we have been and still are in an economic crisis.  I will admit that when the “c” word started to make its rounds on the news circuit, I didn’t think much of it.  […]

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