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Leaves from The Walnut Tree: Cooking of a Lifetime

Leaves from The Walnut Tree

By Ann Taruschio and Franco Taruschio

Published 1993

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I (Ann) read this explanation of zuppa inglese in The Daily Telegraph a few years ago: “The story goes that sailors from Nelson’s ships went ashore at Naples with bottles of rum. At the close of a good meal they wanted a pudding instead of the fruit usually provided after meals. A sponge cake was produced, over which they poured the rum. The fruit was then cut up and put on top. Over all this was poured a substance called zabaione which is a cream-like liquid made with eggs, sugar and Marsala. This was eaten with great relish by the British and later by the Italians, who called it zuppa inglese.”