DECEMBER 19: Panettone is all about Italian Christmas tradition


Acquired for research purposes 😃  and eaten (a slice) for breakfast this morning! ⁣

Panettone is an Italian cakey-bready specialty that’s pops up at Christmas time.⁣

Light and fluffy it’s a time consuming effort to make at home,  and you wouldn’t get the spectacularly designed wrapping paper to brighten up your festive kitchen.⁣

Have a great weekend.🎄 🍊 😁⁣

top view of table set up for christmas dinner
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Bruce McMichael

Food writing, discovering food stories, meeting producers, chefs and food enthusiasts are all part of desire to inspire, inform my readers and fellow food lovers. I am a freelance writer, journalist and published author focusing on the international world of food and drink, culture and travel. In 2019 I graduated from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, Italy with a Masters in Food Culture, Communication and Marketing. I am now a visiting Professor at the university teaching Food & Drink Writing. Based in London I travel widely, particularly across western Europe. I have chaired many conferences and meetings, spoken at conferences and events and often appear on radio and TV talking most about food, the business of food and being an entrepreneur. In 2017 I won an episode of the ITV (the UK-based national television channel) cooking competition show, 'Gordon Ramsay's Culinary Genius'. I took my children on holiday to Sicily with the prize money. As an experienced farmers' market manager and operator of a small marmalade/ preserves company, I am very familiar with the issues surrounding local food, farming, enterprise and the environment.