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torrone

nougat

The classic sweet made with egg whites and almonds, invented for the wedding of Bianca Visconti and Francesco Sforza in 1463. Many towns and regions across Italy argue about who makes the best. Cremona is one of them, especially as its bell tower, one of the tallest in Italy, is known as the Torrone.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Kate Hopkins