Buon Carnevale! Today is Martedì Grasso (Fat Tuesday), called this way because it’s when catholics do the last “feast of sweets” before Lent begins. In order to celebrate this special day, we’ve decided to prepare “castagnole” and “cenci”, two traditional Carnival sweet. “Castagnole” take their name from the Italian word “castagne” ( = chestnuts), since they have the size of a chestnut. They are deliciously crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. “Cenci” are another traditional sweet treat made only during this time of the year. In tuscan dialect, “Cenci” means ‘rags’ thanks to their particular shape. “Cenci” are golden, crispy, light and simply yummy!