Piazza Food Bites: After That Big Meal Comes Amaretti di Saronno

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Leave it to the Italians for finding the perfect solution for ending a grand meal with just the right amount of sweetness and lightness.

While famous for such show stoppers as Tiramisu, Panna Cotta, and Cannoli, the Italians also found the need to offer guests something a less filling, particularly during the summer months, that works well with that after-dinner espresso or dessert wine.

What they discovered is the remarkable use of dried apricot kernels to create an exceptionally light cookie, festively wrapped in colorful paper, to help end those special meals.

Emily Chandler, the owner of Piazza Italian Market, talks to the Spy about the role Amaretti di Saronno plays in the culinary world of Italy, but also the surprising news that cooked apricot kernels can also be used to fight certain cancers.

This video is approximately two minutes in length. For more information about Piazza please go here.

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