Torrone: the traditional Christmas nougat

"Torrone" Nougat is a traditional Christmas dessert that boasts very ancient origins. It may have been invented in China - where almonds also originated - yet the recipe closest to the modern version comes from the Arab world. The "torrone" nougat known today is actually a variant of the famous "cubbaita" or "juggiolena", an Arab dessert made of honey and sesame, now known as "halva".

Great news: chocolate with olive oil for sufferers of diabetes

The torment for people suffering from diabetes, like everyone else who has to keep blood sugar levels under control, is having to give up on sweet foods. Yet they can now enjoy a few pieces of chocolate without incurring contraindications.