Saturday, February 5

It's World Nutella Day!

http://www.nutelladay.com/

Five years ago, 3 intrepid Italy bloggers decided that Nutella is so amazing, so luscious, so thick, so gooey, it deserved its very own giorno for heartfelt recognition & appreciation.  Of course, they were women - we're talking the King of Chocolate here (men just don't get it). And, while Nutella may not be available the world over, we think that between getting its own facebook page, twitter account, and a few treasured websites, it may just very well get spread all over the globe.  Even British top chef, Jamie Oliver offers his own Nutella cake.  Too bad you can't find it in Italy...(although I did happen upon an all-chocolate pastry shop today in my meanderings around Lazio).  As for me, I personally would be satisfied if it came  straight out of my kitchen faucet.
So, check out the sites, the recipes, the love.  Add some of your own -- But, really, the best way to eat Nutella?  With a spoon.  Straight from the jar.


http://www.nutelladay.com/

Founders:
Michelle from Bleeding Espresso - and keep an eye out for her choice picks on Monday! and
Shelley from At Home in Rome, in spirit as Rome is no longer her home, but her blog is still a terrific read.

...Do you remember your first Nutella experience?



Buon Appetito!

13 comments:

cuz liz said...

You have become truly Italian telling us about Nutella Day late in the actual day, instead of ahead of time so we could prepare.

Francesca Maggi said...

I know, I know...I meant to post on Friday, and then got hung up with postings all over the internet for those two twin girls from Lausanne...Alessia&Livia.
My tardiness went to a good cause. I hope.

Meanwhile, you have my permission to celebrate a day late - think of it like Leap Year.

carolinrome said...

So, when is the actual day? I can scarf a whole jar of nutella . . .in order to pay my respects, that is.

mt said...

We celebrate Nutella Day every single day!!!

Dave514 said...

But do you know how to celebrate, "Marmite Day," everyday. If you can do that you know you've arrived!


Davide

Francesca Maggi said...

That stuff is right up there with grappa...clean your toilet with it, but nothing else.

Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

Hahaha *so* with you on the marmite, grappa, and Nutella opinions :) Thanks so much for spreading the word on World Nutella Day, cara!

Anonymous said...

To truly enjoy Nutella: hide the jar (where only you can find it). afterall it is YOUR jar of Nutella, no way do you want to share. More importantly, Nutella is sinful and has got to be savored in SECRET.

Dave514 said...

Francesca, oh my Francesca:
You've never had "Marmite" on "Monkey Bread," you've never lived!

As for that Elixir of Life GRAPPA, you'd better not let Frescobaldi hear you say what you said after he went the trouble of making TWO, yes TWO different kinds of "Eau de Vie."

It's toss up for either a good GRAPPA after dinner or LEMONCELLO. Ah, to hell with it, I'll have both!

Davide

Anonymous said...

To truly enjoy Nutella: hide the jar (where only you can find it), afterall it is YOUR jar of Nutella, no way do you want to share. More importantly, Nutella is sinful and has got to be savored in SECRET.

JHR said...

Need to go get myself some almond cookies at the bakery. There is simply NOTHING like an almond cookie with a smear of Nutella on it...

Anonymous said...

Nutella is Crack Cocaine in a jar. JUST SAY NO!

Anonymous said...

I'm nuts for chocolates with nuts!