A Taste for a Sweet Tooth

Delights of Europe is an academic blog featuring blog posts of sweets from European countries including Italy and Spain, as well as reviews of a European film and the very well known Lygon Street in Melbourne, Australia. The main niche surrounding the blog posts about European dishes is sweets, thus I have chosen to begin the…

A Sweet Tooth’s Guilty Pleasures Blog

A blog suitable to those with a sweet tooth.

Another Taste of Frittelle: A Food Fair Tasting

I prepared Italian Frittelle Doughnuts, which are traditional doughnuts originating in Venice and featured at the Venice Carnival. Frittelle doughnuts are unique to Venice, as they are known to be the national sweets of the Venetian State and they were made exclusively by fritoleri in the 17th century (elisabetta, 2017). Recipes, however are now accessible…

A Taste within a Foodscape

Walking through Lygon Street is an experience of being surrounded by the Italian culture with an abundance of Italian Melbournians who visit the area speaking Italian. This adds to the element of creating an authentic Italian atmosphere as they are overheard speaking. As you walk through and pass each restaurant, the aromas of the pizza,…

Film Review: Dieta Mediterranea

Dieta Mediterránea (2009) is a Spanish foodie film showing the journey of protagonist Sofia (Olivia Molina), who dreamt of becoming a professional chef ever since she assisted in the family restaurant when she was young. The film is set in Catalonia, Spain and based on its culinary industry, where today cooking is regarded to be…

A Taste of Español Churros

Churros are a sweet made with flour, salt, olive oil, vegetable oil and sugar and deep fried. Enjoyed as breakfast or a snack in Spain, generally being the first meal in the morning and the last at night, Spanish churros have an interesting history about where they really originated and why we relate them to Spanish…

A Taste of Sweet Italian Frittelle Doughnuts

Dough made with flour, salt, sugar, yeast, water, filled with raisins, pine-nuts or cream and dusted in granulated sugar, these Venetian delights are Italian donuts. They are a traditional sweet found at the Venice Carnival.  The 14th century claims the very first recipe of frittelle which can be found at the Biblioteca Nazionale Canatense of Rome where it…