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The traditional peasant breakfast

We resume one of our articles from quite a while back, which we would like to propose you once again with the new safe hospitality rules: “Here at Cascina La Commenda we like to step back in time, especially at breakfast time. Each time we prepare breakfast, we think of how our grandfather would have made it, with simple but nourishing ingredients. But what was the traditional peasant breakfast like? A brief introduction: until a few decades ago, peasants actually used to have two breakfasts. The first was light and early in the morning: a coffee and then off to milk the cows or work in […]

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Once upon a breakfast time

Once upon a (breakfast) time

Here at Cascina La Commenda we like to step back in time, especially at breakfast time. Each time we prepare breakfast, we think of how our grandfather would have done it, with simple but nourishing ingredients. Let’s start with a premise: peasants actually used to have two breakfasts. The former was light and very early in the morning, before milking the cows or working in the fields. Working was a priority. The latter breakfast was later in the morning and was the most important meal of the day. It was a reward for the hard work of the early morning […]

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Cuneesi al rhum

Cuneo is the city of chocolate. The most known chocolate from Piemonte after Giandujotto is the Cuneese al Rhum: soft chocolate and rhum cream between two layers of meringue, then everything is covered by a layer of dark chocolate. Cuneesi were born by chance: according to the legend, at the beginning of the XX Century, a pastry chef in the village of Dronero prepared a dessert made with chocolate and rum cream. The cream was so much so he used it to fill some meringues. After some hours, meringues were completely soaked in rhum, so he covered it all with […]

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