The Palmer House hotel is a Chicago landmark and with a 140 year old history has lots of stories to tell. It was built by Real Estate mogul Potter Palmer as a wedding present for his Kentucky socialite wife, Bertha Honore . It opened in September 26 1871 and tragically just thirteen days later was consumed by the Great Chicago Fire. In a determined response, … Continue reading The Original Brownie
Brownies are full of interesting facts – here are three: 1. The Brownie made its first public appearance in 1893 at the Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago. The owner of the Palmer Hotel, Bertha Palmer requested a dessert for ladies lunches such that it could be packed and eaten from lunch boxes The Brownie was introduces in the United States at the end of the … Continue reading 3 Interesting Brownies Facts
Here at Dello Mano we’d like to think that everyone is striving for “brownie points” – we certainly are! A client came into our store the other day and asked abut the term and it got us thinking. For most of us, the term brownie refers to delicious squares of chocolate heaven but when followed by ‘points’, it implies something totally different. We use the … Continue reading Where did the term “brownie points” come from?
Yes it is true we are absolutely passionate about brownies but for many of you who have visited our Dello Mano store at 29 Doggett St. Teneriffe you’ll know that we too love art. The words Dello Mano are corrupted Italian for “of the hand” meaning that we hand make our brownies, chocolates and cookies. As we were fitting out our new Doggett St. store … Continue reading Brownie Passion +
Over the past few weeks we’ve had the pleasure of Elizabeth visiting our store and sharing some stories about her family history. Since we love a food history story here at Dello Mano, we thought we’d share it with you. Elizabeth is the grand-daughter of William Love, a Scottish Chocolatier who settled in and around Woolongong NSW. He was friends with Edwin “Ted” Street (of … Continue reading Brownie Love for Chocolate
We’re so often asked about the history of brownies and why they’re considered American. (We’re also asked about why we at Dello Mano took brownies on with such passion, but that’s another story…..) Stories abound regarding brownie beginnings with some contention about our beloved brownie’s provenance. A number of people argue different theories about exactly where the first brownie recipe was developed. We here at … Continue reading The history of Brownies
Dello Mano delicious hand made Belgian Chocolate Brownies! Continue reading Dello Mano Brownies
We’re often asked why or how we came to set up Dello Mano. This is our little Dello Mano story. Of course, for those of you who know us there is also a bigger story but lets just go with the short version. The Dello Mano Story: My childhood dream was to develop a food business. Retrospectively it seems that I went a long way … Continue reading Chocolate Dreams