Friday, February 4, 2011

Worshipping at the Altar of Nutella

First order of business: check out today's Feature Friday post on Mommy Only Has Two Hands -- it's me!!! Definitely gettin' my 15 minutes of fame this week! Many thanks for the love, Heather!

Now on to the chocolate ... :)

Tomorrow is World Nutella Day, an event for which -- its organizers declare -- "Nutella Lovers Unite for One Day!"

It all began, according to the official website, "in 2007 when Sara Rosso, an American blogger living in Italy, thought that there were many days in the year but no day set aside to appreciate Nutella. Why not?"


And so, World Nutella Day was born ....

Nutella, of course, is one of the true glories of the food world -- a smooth, luscious chocolate spread infused with the gift of hazelnuts. It is deserving of all praise ... there is no way to wax too poetic, to over-enthuse, or to engage in hyperbole. Nutella is a gift from the heavens!

There are many ways that you could join in tomorrow's festivities: you could bake brownies with Nutella stirred into the batter ... swirl some into your coffee or cocoa ... slather it onto a cake, as the frosting ... create a chocolatey Fluffernutter using Nutella instead of peanut butter ... mix a little into a pot of chili, as chocolate enhances that savory dish. I'm sure you can think of 23 more ideas.

To my mind, all of these suggestions are wonderful -- it's pretty hard to go wrong with Nutella in any form! But really, there's only one proper way to eat it: with a spoon. No other flavors or textures intruding upon the purity of the taste and the silkiness of this delicacy. Just the Nutella -- the fragrance, the smooth richness, the perfect blending of cocoa and hazelnut with neither overpowering the other, the sweetness ... the utter sensual experience.

So, there are no recipes today. Just intructions: go eat some Nutella. Start your celebrations early, like folks who agree to open just one present on Christmas Eve. Indulge yourself, and then fully immerse yourself in the party tomorrow.

Trust me: you -- and the Nutella -- are both worth it ... :)

Smart and Trendy Moms


Unknown said...

I agree with you 100% on the Nutella...though it's so good in so many ways, straight out of the jar with a spoon is the best way to enjoy it! Mmmmmmmmmm.... I wish every day was world Nutella day!!

Leanne said...

I am honestly embarassed to say that I've never tried nutella!! What is happening in the world?!?!? :)

I think it's about time to give it a try. maybe even dip bananas or apples in it for a healthier snack? Hmmmm ... what do you think?


Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

We keep 2 jars of nutella in the cabinet at all times. Nutella sandwiches are a staple here, too :) Nutella lovers UNITE!

Mmm nutella in coffee??!?!?! Oh Mary, I love you :)

Cranberry Morning said...

I wonder if my daughters know about this. They can just eat that stuff with a spoon right out of the jar! They should definitely be in on World Nutella Day! :-)

Candace said...

Hello, my name is Candace...
And I've never eaten Nutella. ~sigh~ Maybe I should think about changing that. Have a great weekend, Mary! Congratulations on your feature!

Dillypoo said...

Thank you for spreading the word!

TexaGermaFinlaNadian said...

Man oh man, like I needed an excuse to eat an entire canister already :) Happy Nutella Day, congrats on the feature! Whoohoo, and have a great weekend!

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey said...

Nutella rocks my world. I've been loving that creamy hazelnutty goodness since many moons ago.

Sarah Knight said...

Congrats on the feature!
I love nutella, and am quite guilty of the "oh, there seems to be a large glob of nutella left on the knife, oh, shoot, it just leapt into my mouth" moment. Cheers to world nutella day!
; )

Miriam said...

I have 2 favorite ways to eat Nutella, on dessert crepes and on very soft freshly baked white bread. Mmmmm, so good. Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

P.S. Your new logo at the top of your site is beautiful :).

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Oh My WORD! I am a recent convert, having just tried Nutella a few months back. The stuff totally deserves its own day!

Crazy Life of a Writing Mom said...

I LOOOVE nutella! :) Yummy!

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