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Wee of Italian Cuisine: a masterclass on panettone in Algiers

Settimana Cucina, ad Algeri masterclass su panettone
Settimana Cucina, ad Algeri masterclass su panettone

To mark the end of the Week of Italian Cuisine, on Sunday 28 November the Embassy of Italy in Algeria and the Italian Cultural Institute in Algiers will be holding a masterclass on how to make panettone.

The protagonist will be the young Algerian baker Ahmed Nezzar, founder of “Panettone di Ahmed Nezzar”. The programme includes a culinary workshop on how to prepare this typical Italian Christmas sweet cake, and a tasting accompanied by good Italian ice cream. Twenty-six year old Nezzar Ahmed Khireddine holds a degree in Accounting and Taxation, and is the first and only panettone producer in Algeria. Describing his experience he says: “I discovered panettone during my trip to Milan. As I was walking around the streets I suddenly wanted to eat something sweet. I bought the first thing I came across and bingo: it was a mini panettone. Thinking it was some sort of candied fruit cake, I was surprised by its special taste and texture. Being a pastry enthusiast, I decided to reproduce it back home in Algeria. I was surprised by the technicalities of making it. I have been testing, researching, and tasting it for a year now. That was how I created my first panettone.”

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