45. At The Village Fair

LearnItalianPod Fall is almost here, leaves turn red and yellow… the village fair begins! Every year it brings “caldarroste” (roasted chestnuts), “torrone” (nougat), and “mandorlato” (almond candies), delicious treaties that makes autumn warm and enjoyable. Let’s take a ride on a merry-go-round while celebrating the end of summer!


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6 thoughts on “45. At The Village Fair”

  1. Cremona, Italy, is considered the torrone (nougat) capital of the world.

    Every year in October, Cremona celebrates the Torrone Festival – an entire festival dedicated to nougat, which Cremona claims originated in the town.

    A Visconti family wedding in 1441 called for a new dessert, and the family chefs came up with “torrone” (nougat).

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