Amaretti in Milan

Amaretti are Italy’s answer to the French macaron. Crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, these golden cookies date back to the Renaissance in Sarrono, just north of Milan. Like a French macaron, they can be found sandwiched between ganache or jam, but most often they are consumed plain. Amaretti though, have a much…

Europe’s Favourite Cookie

Okay. So I’m taking a small detour in my dessert travelogue around the world to talk about a cookie. This isn’t just any cookie. It’s Europe’s most famous cookie…Lotus brand Speculoos cookies. I see them everywhere. Different languages, but the same brand, same cookie. Every cafe has them, every household has them, heck people carry…