There's nothing like a Sunday stroll when the weather's fine and you happen to stumble upon a Craft Fair (Via Mazzini). I was immediately drawn to a stall with brightly coloured moka pots decorated as windwills and castles at the robbyarte stand. I was very surprised when I peered inside and found dollhouse chairs and tables inside! The cosiness of a little living room inside a cafetiere was just irresistible!
Naturally, I was attracted to the pieces which were based on Italian dishes and confectionery, of which there were many. The colourful Coffoland stall was so pretty and the lady so welcoming that I wanted to share the delights from her stall. Being very proud of its culinary heritage, it's no surprise that the Bolognese speciality Tortellini pops up in a local fair. This delicious regional dish is either served with panna (cream) or brodo (a delicate and clear stock) and is traditionally eaten on Christmas Day.
Other treats included my favourite wobbly dessert panna cotta as a ring and the popular chocolate drop cookies and Pan di Stelle biscuits as ear rings.
These biscuits are often eaten for Italian breakfast along with espresso or cappuccino.
... and finally, here are cute charms of Italian Harry Potter
* Coffoland photos via their Facebook page