It’s Carnevale time in Italy, and for the first time in two years I’m missing Carnival on the Amalfi Coast due to my travels in America. While I’m not a big fan of the dressing up or dodging silly string wars going on between the local kids (or wondering where all that confetti ends up …), I don’t take lightly missing the divine lasagna made by the tour guide’s sister. Just to keep me from crying, there is another one planned for when I return. Another Carnival treat I love are the crunchy chiacchiere made for dessert. These are fried strips of thin dough that are covered in powdered sugar and are made throughout Italy for Carnevale. Before I left, a friend surprised us with a tray of chiacchiere from a pasticcceria in Pagani, just on the other side of the mountains. They were seriously coated with powdered sugar, but with a few taps to remove the extra they were really tasty.
Curious about other Carnevale traditions on the Amalfi Coast and throughout Campania? Last month I wrote an article for Charming Italy about some fun Carnevale traditions, foods and events in Campania. Buon Carnevale a tutti!