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Trieste-style presnitz
Trieste-style presnitz
This traditional Trieste dessert is always present at Christmas celebrations.
Crostoli
Special crostolo fritters
The dessert fritters typical of Italian carnival celebrations have different names and shapes depending on the region, but the recipe is basically the same. The crostolo fritters made in Trieste are based on the Istrian-Veneto tradition.
Struccolo de pomi
Struccolo de pomi
Strudel has ancient, and probably Turkish, origins. It came to us from Hungary via the Balkans.
Kugelhupf
Kugelhupf
This ancient dessert recipe appears to have been known to the Romans in the second century AD. There are differing views on the origins of its shape, which is linked to the name Kugel (in German, kugel means ball or sphere). It ranges from the shape of a peasant's hat to the conical shape of the cowls of friars who lived in certain Central European regions in past centuries.
Rigo Jancsi
Rigo Jancsi
This is named after Jancsi Rigó, a famous first violin in a gypsy orchestra, who seduced and married the daughter of an American millionaire, Clara Ward, the wife of the Belgian Prince of Chimay and better known as the Princess of Chimay.
Pinza and titola
Pinza and titola
Traditional Easter desserts from Trieste
Fave
Fave
A characteristic almond dessert that is always served in Trieste during feasts for the dead.