Ricciarelli di Montalcino - Mariuccia 250g
This cookie is a Tuscan classic that originated in the picturesque city of Siena. The recipe started sometime in the 15th century and gained a reputation as a delicacy because of the pure luxury of a cookie using only almond paste and sugar; two of the most expensive ingredients of that period! Combined with a touch of lemon zest, these cookies are a true Italian treat! Ingredients: sugar, sweet almonds, candied orange peel, egg white, bitter almonds, baking soda, powdered sugar
|Country of Origin||Italy|
Pasticceria Mariuccia was founded in 1935, by bar owner Fineschi Mariuccia in the Tuscan town of Montalcino (just south of Siena). Using family recipes, Fineschi began to do some small production of pastries. The "Bar Mariuccia" has become a point of reference as well as a gathering place for locals. The legacy of Mariuccia was developed further by Fineschi’s nephew Angelo, who devoted all his imagination and creativity to the profession of pastry chef and managed to improve on even the most classic recipes of Sienese tradition finding combinations of flavors and unique aromas that result in the creation of many specialties. Angelo’s work became so well known, that today Montalcino is recognized for its own distinct collection of traditional recipes as distinct from those of Siena. Eventually, they moved away from the bar business to focus on pastry and thanks to the contributions of John (Angelo’s son) and Gabriella Maria Rita (Angelo’s wife), the Pasticceria Mariuccia continued developing a tradition of the highest quality. Today, the business is run by Angelo Nestor, Laura Bartali and Marco Tempori.