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February 5, 2010

happy world nutella day!

                                
A couple months ago I was on Facebook and I stumbled upon the wonderful fact that February 5 is World Nutella Day! Who knew? Apparently lots of people, actually, as this is the fourth year it's been happening. Four years! How could I have missed this? Especially because in my family almost every day is World Nutella Day—particularly if you're my brother Carmine, who has been known to eat quadruple-decker Nutella sandwiches and is the willing recipient of jars and jars of the stuff from our grandmother. 

It's been a diet staple for as long as I can remember, smeared on bread and pancakes, eaten off a spoon or the end of a knife, served at breakfast and after dinner. Or, if we were really lucky and happened to be in Italy and it happened to be the week of the feast and all the adults just so happened to leave the house earlier than usual, in place of actual dinner. Then, feeling like we had actually gotten away with something, we'd pair Nutella with peanut butter on two slices of PanCarrè—the perfect mesh of our Italian and American-ness. 

So, to celebrate this joyous occasion, John and I decided to make crepes with Nutella from an awesome (and easy) recipe provided by his mom. They took us about 15 minutes to make and tasted great, if we do say so ourselves. Now, in keeping with the theme, we're going to round out our night watching Fellini's Roma

Here's what they looked like: 


And here's more evidence that I should never become a food photographer...


What's your favorite way to eat Nutella? 


Oh, and one more thing, while we're on the subject, has anyone heard of anyone making spaghetti with Nutella? I swear I heard this years ago and I never known anyone to do it, but one of these days, I think I'm going to try... 



5 comments:

Sabina said...

omg. these look so goooooood! I want one!!! haha you can also make crepes with cream cheese filling and sugar or with strawberry preserves...they're pretty good!!

As for Nutella ~ I can pretty much inhale a jar in one sitting. Gross, but true.

Dan Nieuwland said...

I miss Nutella :-(

Lactose intolerant need not apply

marisa said...

aww dan :(
maybe we can invent a lactose-free version of nutella! and makes lots and lots of money!

Lau said...

http://www.bellalimento.com/nutella-challenge/

I'm about to go make myself the same thing for lunch. You've inspired me with the chocolately goodness.

(J)Ami(e) said...

Nutella on a spoon and then dipped in granola...totally delicious, but don't double dip unless you don't plan on sharing...

warm nutella drizzled on buttery popcorn, try that for your lost parties!!!

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