Crumbly, buttery cookies are filled with a luscious hazelnut-flavored pastry cream in a recipe adapted from Rosetta Costantino's Southern Italian Desserts. These cookies are massive in both height and width; we find cutting them in half after assembling makes serving easier.
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After flan, bread pudding is perhaps the most popular dessert in Argentina, often enjoyed alongside a cup of coffee. This Italian-inspired version, which first appeared in the iPad edition of our October 2013 issue, is on the lighter side, with fresh hints of citrus. See the recipe »
A menu of simple, rustic dishes from Tuscany is Italian cuisine at its best: robust seafood stew with garlic-rubbed bread; long-simmered white beans bathed in olive oil; braised cavolo nero; and plenty of wine. Finish off with a few nutty biscotti paired with an espresso or a glass of vin santo—the perfect end to a hearty meal. See the menu »