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Polenta cake with mazzolin di fiori – baked, arranged and photographed by Wendy Tiefenbacher

Welcome to Quel Mazzolin di Canti!

(Theme song: Quel Mazzolin di Fiori)

This site is a source for lyrics to old Italian folksongs that were compiled by me from many sources.

Some of the lyrics are missing and some are surely wrong.  I will appreciate comments and suggested corrections, so this will be a better resource for all viewers. However, at some point  I will publish this compilation in true book form and I will want it to be as correct as possible. So please understand that if you do make corrections or suggestions you are agreeing that I can use them in any way, without compensation. Of course, I will try to give credit where possible.

The compilation of songs contains some family recipes, at the end of each letter of the alphabet. If you want to see just the recipes, they have been set out on a separate page here.

All photographs are by Wendy Tiefenbacher.

4 Comments
  1. Rosemarie Diani permalink

    Thank you so much for mentioning my Dad!!! I remember all those Lombard picnics and of course the annual dinner the first Saturday after Lent! I make my dad’s minestrone soup and risotto! The only difference is I soak the porcini muchrooms in water, then I also add that water to the risotto — with the sausage and mushrooms… really is delicious! Rosemarie Diani

  2. Emanuel permalink

    Would you have a classical song lyrics for “CORE ‘NGRATO

  3. nicoletta permalink

    I am trying without success to remember the words to a cantata that my grandma used to sing to me. She was from Calabria. All I can remember is “Nana coocoo, come’ vena ___ ___”. I’m hoping someone is familiar and could let me know the rest of the words or direct me as to a resource. Many thanks.

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