3 Interesting Brownies Facts

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

Where did the term “brownie points” come from?

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?

Brownie Passion +

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 +

Brownie Love for Chocolate

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

The history of Brownies

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