The thirty flavours of Lavolio’s signature confectionery range are made using a wide variety of ingredients many of which are sourced from different parts of Italy and include, amongst others, pistachios from Bronte in Sicily as well as the delicately sugar-coated pine nuts in our Arabian Nights Collection.
Easter celebrations in Italy take on many different guises and vary significantly according to the region.
In the town of Francavilla Fontana in Puglia, the whole of Easter week sees a steady build up to the celebration of the risen Christ on Easter Sunday itself starting one week before on Palm Sunday when traditionally the faithful would take olive branches to the churches to be blessed, after which the children take them from door to door as a sign of peace.
Last summer, Lavinia took a magical trip to Peru where her adventures included visits to the Machu Pichu in the Andes, the tropical Amazon rainforest and cities such as Cusco which sits at almost 4000m altitude! At Cusco, she spent a day at the Choco Museum where she got the opportunity to create some delicious chocolate herself, learning about the history and the process of chocolate making at the same time. Continue reading →
It’s carnival season! Or should I say “carnevale” season. At this time of year in Italy every town comes alive with festivities.
The main event occurs on the Sunday preceding Shrove Tuesday, known in Italian as “Fat Tuesday” or “Martedì Grasso”, which this year falls on 28th February, however the build up lasts for a whole month, if not two, in some regions!
WOW! WHERE HAS LAVOLIO BEEN THESE PAST FEW WEEKS?
Buzzing with excitement bringing our artisan confectionery to No.10 Downing Street, and on live National TV thanks to Sky News. How did all of this happen?
Perhaps you work full time or have busy days and nights looking after others and get very little time for yourself. Perhaps there is something on your mind that is consuming a lot of energy. We often spend so much time “doing” something that we forget to take a step back and enjoy the state of “being”. Continue reading →
Halloween is creeping up and the sight of children’s costumes for ghosts, witches and vampires might fill some of us with nostalgia. If you don’t quite feel like going out at night and asking sweets from your neighbours but still want to do something special, we can provide you with perfect companions for your alternative evening. Continue reading →
The zest of lemon, the sweetness of apricots and the rich intensity of amarena cherries grown in the Bologna and Modena regions of Italy; the summery months burst with flavours that tingle your taste buds and leave a pleasant lingering sensation.
But when summer departs, how do you ensure that the flavours do not depart with it? How do you make those precise fragrances last and preserve it so “their substance still lives sweet” (Shakespeare sonnet 5) during the winter months? Continue reading →
Tuesday 13th September was the 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birthday. The highly celebrated British writer has charmed us over the years with his work which includes “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”, “Matilda” and “The BFG” which has recently been turned into a film.
How often have you leafed through the pages of glossy magazines and marvelled at elaborate scenes from celebrity weddings, taking in every detail and perhaps imagined what it would have been like to have been there? Or maybe you’ve shared in some of those magical moments at the nuptials of your own friends or family members… It’s wonderful to look through each photo of the special day, remembering the emotion and the joy, having been part of this happiest and most romantic of occasions.
It’s the time of the year when summer holidays are on the horizon and school is coming to an end. It’s also the time to start looking for an original gift to thank those wonderful teachers who have taken care of your children with kindness and love during this school year.
Are you ready for a few exciting days of shopping basking in our glorious English summer? We have been honoured to be selected as one of the Fair’s Great Taste food partners, and to be exhibiting alongside over 450 independent boutiques and some of the finest brands in the UK in the 8th edition of the Spirit of Summer Fair.
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