Schüttelbrot, South Tyrol’s ‘Shaken’ Bread

Schüttelbrot is a traditional bread of South Tyrol flavored with caraway seeds, coriander, fennel or aniseed, typically served with speck and cheese as an afternoon snack. This savory, crisp flatbread takes its name from the shaping method: after the dough rounds are rolled out and…

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Meet Hugo, The Alpine Spritz

The Hugo Spritz or Alpine Spritz (pronounced ‘Ugo’ by Italians) originated in the northern Italian region Alto-Adige, an area intimately familiar with herbal use in both culinary and medicinal matters, and one where the elderberry plant thrives in summer. From the genus Sambucus, elderberry is a hardy, fast-growing…

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