Caroline Chirichella is the founder of La Cucina Prima Donna, http://lacucinaprimadona.blogspot.it. She has won recipe contests, had her recipes published in cook books and is a blogger ambassador for La Cucina Italiana Magazine. She is also an accomplished opera singer, having sung with Marcello Giordani of the Metropolitan Opera.
Last winter was my first time having cioccolata calda in Italy, and I just fell in love with it. Italian hot chocolate is nothing like the American version. It is very thick, rich and not terribly sweet. In fact, it is usually served with a pack of sugar on the