Friday, February 10, 2012

For the Love of Pizza and Nutella

 How can you say " I love you"  better?  How about with a jar of  Ferrero Rocher's Nutella?   Or how  about with pizza?   Since Valentine's Day is just  a few days away,  a certain local pizza chain has been creating them in heart shapes.  Sounds clever,  right?  How is this better,  Nutella Pizza?   
Last February 5,  lover's of Nutella celebrated  World Nutella Day.  So how do they celebrate?  In our house Nutella is everything.   You will never see it inside the pantry but you will always see spoons licked because of it, and it is always on the counter, on the computer table, almost everywhere.   So you know that a medium jar doesn't take us days to finish.   As part of that occassion, I have prepared a pizza, a different kind of pizza.   A gianduja pizza with healthy treats topped on it.
Here are the things you may need:
Small wholewheat Tortillas
walnuts, or any nuts
dried cranberries, or raisins
apple chips (non-fry, dehydrated)
To assemble it:
On a cookie sheet, put the tortillas, spread Nutella over it.  Top with nuts, and dried fruits.   You may put bacon or  mild  cheese, or just be crazy with what ever that struck your fancy .   I played Dr. Jekyll and Hyde part as I was doing this.   
Together with the other participants, Nutella is the major ingredient in all the recipes shared.   So there is a limitless way of devouring  or just enjoying the world's number one chocolate spread.   And this is my shot!
For Press Release:
  Thousands of bloggers and fans worldwide celebrate Italy’s edible treasure with online and offline tributes for the 6th anniversary of World Nutella Day on February 5, 2012.
Milan, Italy January 23, 2012 – On February 5, 2012, thousands of fans around the world will once again celebrate their love for one of Italy’s national, edible treasures: Nutella. This year’s event will be the 6th annual World Nutella Day honoring the chocolate-hazelnut spread; American writers in Italy Sara Rosso and Michelle Fabio began the holiday in 2007 to encourage Nutella enthusiasts worldwide to enjoy and get creative with Nutella.
Although many Italian and other European children fall in love with Nutella from an early age, the spread is just really hitting English-speaking markets and around the world; no matter how old you are the first time you try Nutella, though, the excitement is palpable and memorable. World Nutella Day is the perfect day for adults everywhere to experience a second childhood and discover Nutella.
Online tributes to the sweet treat in previous years have included homemade recipes, picture collages, and even haiku. Also at, the online home of the event, fans can find the top collection of Nutella recipes — over 700 ways to enjoy Nutella in everything from cookies and cupcakes to drinks and pizza as well as Nutella substitute recipes for those who would like to make their own homemade version.
“Thanks to World Nutella Day, we’ve seen a sharp increase in Nutella’s buzz online, and it’s all fan-driven! Google’s search volume for Nutella has more than quadrupled in the past 6 years, and there was no Nutella recipe search traffic before the launch of World Nutella Day. Now we’re the #1 source of Nutella recipes on the web,” said co-host Sara Rosso.
This year, hosts Sara and Michelle have several messages about real live World Nutella Day parties being organized by Nutella Day fans all over the world; more suggestions on how you can celebrate wherever you are can be found at
“Although Nutella execs have long positioned the spread as a breakfast food, World Nutella Day fans have made clear that one of life’s sweetest pleasures is discovering new ways to incorporate Nutella into old recipes — and we’re here to encourage that,” adds co-host Michelle Fabio.
About World Nutella Day:
World Nutella Day, was created in 2007 by Sara Rosso, an American writer living in Italy, and is currently co-hosted by Sara and Michelle Fabio, another American writer living in Italy. Lovers of Nutella get creative with the chocolaty-hazelnut spread and blog about their creations or send in recipes and photos.
Aside from the website, which boasts a list of more than 500 Nutella recipes from all over the globe, World Nutella Day can also be found @nutelladay on Twitter and on Facebook at World Nutella Day’s Facebook fan page has over 25,000 fans and growing quickly, with fans from all over the world: from Kuwait to France to the Philippines; 76% of fans are women and 68% of all fans are between 18-44.
About Sara Rosso:
Sara Rosso is an American digital strategist, writer and photographer living in Milan, Italy. She writes about food at Ms. Adventures in Italy, and about tech talk and growing your business at When I Have Her photography has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, La Cucina Italiana and her writing can be found all over the Internet as well as in Fodor’s Italy guide.
Sara tried Nutella on her first trip to Italy in 1994 and tried not to gain the “Nutella 15″ when studying abroad years later (she’s also got a healthy living site called Food Blogger on a Diet). She’s been living in Italy since 2003. She also co-hosts an all-Italy podcast called Eye on Italy.
Sara can be reached via @rosso on Twitter and via email at press AT sararosso DOT com.
About Michelle Fabio:
Michelle Fabio (@michellefabio) is an American lawyer-turned-freelance writer who has lived in her family’s ancestral village in Calabria, Italy since 2003; she writes at Bleeding Espresso and at Goat Berries, about raising “kids” in southern Italy. Michelle offers a consulting service for aspiring law students called Personal Statement Artist. Michelle has written for the Education Channel of, a New York Times company, as the Guide to Law School and is the official blogger of; she has had hundreds of articles and blog posts published in other places such as The Legal Intelligencer, Create Magazine, Italy Magazine, and easyJet Inflight Magazine.She tried Nutella for the first time in Italy in 2002 and wonders how she ever ate fresh bread without it.Michelle can be reached at michelle AT michellefabio DOT com.


  1. Great entry for Nutella Day! I didn't have time to do this, this year. :(

  2. I didn't know it was nutella day then. but yummy yummy, anything with nutella is yummy!

    Greetings from Dessert Darling! :)

  3. deliciously rich. yummy indeed. :)

  4. Joy I am salivating now because of your post! :) I love it!


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