My older brother and sister-in-law took my Nonni’s biscotti recipe, made it their own (with minor revisions) and toyed with the idea of opening their own Italian Bakery. They even funded and, with the help of a big portion of the family, cooked up a ton of biscotti and ran a booth at Salt Lake’s Italian festival, known as Ferragosto (August fair).
We used the kitchen facilities at Free Wheeler Pizza, which worked perfect for baking biscotti. His oldest daughter arranged a biscotti eating contest at the fair, and even got a local station to include the contest in one of their ‘local interest’ spots on the fair. That’s how my two brothers and I ended up having our own biscotti eating contest on the local morning news.