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 side if you care to make it sweeter. It is practically like pudding, no lie. This year, I got to return to the scene of the crime and enjoy my cioccolata calda again, overlooking piazza della Repubblica. But when I’m stuck at home and have a craving for some hot chocolate, I turn to my own recipes. One is a classic cioccolata calda and one has nutella… Enough said? Buon appetito!