Torrone from Toronto

20130923_121318My friend and Urbanfoodguy reader Leslie-Anne from Toronto (well close to Toronto) saw a picture of a table full of Torrone in my San Gennaro Festival post…wrote me to ask what it was?img_3678-1I told  her and said she should make some and send me a picture and she did!  So thanks  Leslie-Anne for being so motivated and adventuresome!

One of the things she mentioned to me about making Torrone was how sticky the results were, when I did some research it seems a lot of recipes  use corn starch and confectioner sugar to bind the egg whites and honey, they also dust the finished product with cornstarch, my favorite piece of advice in this recipe is to not make it on warm humid days.  Which then made me think what did they add to the stuff above so that it can sit out on a table in 80 degree NYC weather and look so good for so long…..that is a rhetorical question.

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I'm a self taught cook with a dedication to buying and eating food that is as humanely and sustainably raised as possible. Which is why in addition to recipes you will see a lot of environmental/political reporting here. I started cooking when I was about 6, it's something I always loved to do. Watching Graham Kerr - aka "The Galloping Gourmet" - was what got me started and I have never really looked back. Over the years I've been a private chef, a caterer, and a food stylist for magazines such as Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Oprah, Martha Stewart's Everyday Food and many more. I've also worked in the prep kitchen for the Food Network on the Bobby Flay and Paula Deen shows. Now I work at home in my kitchen sharing with you here recipes that I create or that other people have created that inspire me and I think you will like. I love my neighborhood (the Lower East Side of Manhattan) and I love to travel. Because NYC is such a big place I tend to focus mostly on my 'hood and the ones that are close by: The East Village, Bowery, Chinatown and Williamsburg. My love of travel has no limits really, I'm always ready to get on a plane. I was lucky enough to have a business for many years that allowed me to spend a lot of time in South East Asia. These days I've been spending time in Mexico, Germany, Canada and the West Coast of the U.S., but check back you never know where I might end up. I do consulting, cooking classes, and freelance lifestyle writing so if you are interested please send me a note: urbanfoodguy@gmail.com
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6 Responses to Torrone from Toronto

  1. cbcreates says:

    I love torrone. The Terrazo of desserts, all those pretty morsels bound in white. Christmas brings Torrone with pistachios and dried cherries (or cranberry if you prefer, I don’t).

  2. In Sardinia, Italy they make torrone with honey, egg whites and almonds. It’s superb!

  3. Pingback: A Snapshot from Tonara, Sardinia | My Sardinian Life

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