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      Happy World Nutella Day!

      Feb. 5, 2011

      Yup, you read correctly. February 5 is the annual World Nutella Day. This un-official day was conceived by Sara Rosso and Michelle Fabio, two American writers now living in Italy.

      Of course, World Nutella Day can be called a gimmick, but the celebrations have spread (pun intended) to all parts of the world, primarily through blogs, Facebook posts and the occasional newspaper article.

      But I have to personally admit; I think a day like this was called for, if only to break away from all the negativity in world for just a moment. And their tagline got me: “We had a Dream. And a Spoon.”

      Where did our lovable Nutella come from? Here’s a blurb from the Ferrero website:

      “The first version of what would become the revolutionary invention of the century and what is now one of the most famous food specialties in the world – Nutella – was founded in a backroom of the pastry shop founded in Alba, Italy in 1944 by Pietro Ferrero. Since then, Nutella continues to inspire and satisfy the palate of the entire world: from the United States to Europe, Australia to Canada, its unique taste and its distinctive jar appeal to consumers of all generations. Thanks to its inimitable recipe and its genuine and carefully selected ingredients, Nutella, spread on bread, has become an essential element to the breakfast ritual and serves as a great way to begin the day.

      Rosso and Fabio’s website – – features a collection of photos, articles, activities, and over 500 recipes for the occasion.

      What better way to spend part of a bland winter day then by trying out a new recipe… or simply digging into a jar of Nutella!

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