Sunday, June 14, 2009

From Italy with love...

Just a tease...

Just a small Italian tease...

My sister who lives in Rome came to visit this last week and I really had to share with all of you what she brought me. But hey, this is only a “virtual sharing”, I don’t plan to actually share my goodies with anybody! And I don’t think you can blame me!

Here’s what I got:

  • Rosemary focaccia
  • 3 bottles of Bellini (a cocktail from Venice made sparkling wine and peach)
  • White chocolate liqueur
  • A bag of tarallini (crunchy savory cookies from the south of Italy made with wine. These ones are pizza flavored)
  • A bag of friselle (thick round toasts that look like half bagels, intended for making bruchetta)
  • Gianduja hot chocolate
  • White hot chocolate
  • A chocolate-hazelnut spread (like Nutella) from Magnum

See that?! You can’t really blame me for not sharing, can you?

So have you ever tasted or heard of any of these? Witch one would you like to try the most?

33 comments:

Maria said...

Lucky you!! What a great treat!

Zita said...

You really how to tease don't you? :P to bad your sister has to go quickly ;)

Suzana said...

Menina mimada! E nada melhor que receber muitos mimos. ;) Inveja, inveja tenho do friselle e admito (após tortura) do chocolate quente!

♥peachkins♥ said...

Those are great treats.I'm so envious!

chou said...

Your sister truly loves you. :)

Leslie said...

now why would you do that to us? And I thought you were a nice gal!!!!lol

Reeni♥ said...

You are so lucky!! What delicious treats!!

Selba said...

Whoaaa... how great! Your sister is really nice and thoughful to bring these stuff for you :)

Bob said...

I completely understand, I would do the same thing. ;)

It all looks wicked good, particularly that spread.

natalia said...

Ciao ! I still haven't tried the new magnum nutella !

Rhyleysgranny said...

How lovely. Enjoy your goodies. The white chocolate liqueur is gorgeous.

morgana said...

qué rico todo, pero sobre todo esa especie de nutella magnum... no medigas que sabe a magnum porque me da algo directamente.

Risa said...

I wish I had a sister in Italy! Everything looks fantastic.

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

Wow you've got a great sister!! Was the hazelnut spread better than Nutella?

Katrina said...

I definitely want to try/have the Magnum! ;)
What a sister!
Mine lives in Iowa and probably wouldn't bring me much if she came to visit!

The Purple Foodie said...

You've got some delicious things lined up for you! I bet the spread was better than Nutella. I've heard Italians look fowns upon Nutella and say they've got spreads that are way better. Guess I will have to go to Italy to confirm this. ;)

pigpigscorner said...

OMG I want that magnum spread!

Lina said...

your sister is awesome!

Dhanggit said...

forget everything i want those magnum chocolate :-) LOL!! lucky you!! any raffle contest plans??

Ingrid said...

Lucky! I have to say that hazelnut spread looks so smooth and yummy, yet I don't like chocolate!
~ingrid

Katie said...

You are insanely lucky. And I would like to try all of it!

Lindsay said...

*delicious, delicious envy*

Emily said...

Ooooh lots of goodies! I want the chocolate hazelnut spread.

Adam said...

I'm going to go with the tarallini... made with wine really racks my brain :)

I'm always so interested in foreign packaged food. Whenever I go to the Polish store over here, I come back buying more stuff than I needed :)

Juliana said...

Such a treat! Although I could not taste them...it was good for my eyes :-)

gine said...

mmmm ... lucky you ^^!!

carmenpiva said...

Enjoy all your Italian goodies, and treat yourself and your family!!
xxx
Carmenpiva

Bren said...

i love visits like that! i was in Italy not too long ago and brought myself back some goodies! :) Yay for yoU!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

No, I can't blame you. But that doesn't lessen the envy. ;)

Cakebrain said...

I do love nutella...and that jar looks like you took a huge swipe at it with your finger! mmmm! ;p
It's great to get gifts of food from other countries! yum!

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Pizza cookies! Gianduja spread! That's some awesome stuff. Is she looking for some more sisters, because I'll gladly volunteer for the job.

jodye said...

Ohh this all looks excellent. How I wish you could actually share!

Melody said...

I've had the friselle. I lived in Italy and a native showed me how to make a great snack with them. You put them in the oven to warm them up, drizzle with olive oil and then sprinkle with salt. So simple, but so good!