Soup Tuesday: Kakósúpa, Icelandic Chocolate Soup – The Reykjavik Grapevine

… soup. There are many variations of savoury chocolate soup all over the world. Italy has one served with pig’s blood (Maybe I should try making one with lamb’s blood?). Mexico makes chocolate soup with chilis. Iceland uses potato starch, and cocoa. Some people like to put cinnamon or vanilla with their kakósúpa, but I wanted to really focus on the savoury flavours. The roasted oatmeal compliments the bitter, salty dark chocolate in a way that makes it hearty and comforting. Obviously, this …

A Guide to Italian Coffee – The Back Beat | Backroads Blog | The Back Beat | Backroads Blog

By Alessandro Fusaro | June 5, 2015 You might think of coffee as just a hot beverage you drink from a paper cup in the car on the way to work. Here in Italy, coffee is not simply a drink, it’s a key aspect of the culture. It’s a social event and a tradition that Italians proudly preserve. In Italy, we don’t have coffee chains (although Starbucks tried to open here!), but instead have coffee bars. Bars mark nearly every corner in Italian cities, and it is not uncommon to find four of them, …

Australia makes its mark on global coffee culture | Lifestyle | GMA News Online

… industry — that I can potentially improve our industry and make it better,” Sestic told AFP about his desire to encourage innovative approaches to coffee-making. “Those 15 minutes in Seattle in the finals were my biggest moment, the best in my coffee career. Even if I finished at number two, three or four, I could not have done things any better.” A wave of post-war immigrants from Turkey, Greece and particularly Italy has long seen Australia embrace the bean culture. …