Hooray! It’s Panettone season around here.
Actually, it’s the holiday season. In the US this means from Thanksgiving to New Year’s day. So I have about five weeks to indulge in my favorite treat: panettone, that traditional sweet and oh-so-delicious Italian Christmas bread. About the first of November the stores, even in my corner of Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, begin stacking up the colorful boxes in windows and shelves and I begin loading up the shopping cart.
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The Christmas season in Rome begins on December 1. We had the pleasure of participating in the start of the festivities in Piazza Navona and the neighborhoods. The first event on our list was the annual United National Women’s Guild bazaar with shopping opportunities from the world over to fund projects in developing countries.
We paused at this shop on the way to Piazza Navona to inspect their treats:
Next stop was wonderful Piazza Navona where the traditional Christmas market was being set up.… Read more