Carlotta Conti

Growing up in Emilia Romagna, a region known for Parmesan, Parma ham, lasagna, and filled pasta, a great deal of my childhood was spent in the kitchen with my grandmother and mother.

Even at a very young age, I could see that for them cooking was a passionate expression of their love for their family. While I’m filled with many warm memories of watching them cook, what I remember most is circling the table and watching the stove, waiting for any opportunity I could to steal a taste.

stuffed capon recipe – cooking with carlotta

10

Jan2020

STUFFED CAPON

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Capon is a traditional Christmas bird in Europe. It is used either to make a very tasty but fat stock to accompany minestre, such as tortellini, or as a main course, usually stuffed. This stuffing is very simple. I had some cured meats leftover and I thought of giving ... Read More
10/01/2020Carlotta Conti
tortellini

19

Dec2019
The cuisine in Emilia-Romagna is permeated with sexual innuendos, expressed in its iconic stuffed pasta, tortellini. Local legends say that the creation of tortellini was inspired by the goddess Venus herself, who was spotted by an innkeeper while staying at his inn. Stricken by this vision, he rushed to ... Read More
19/12/2019Carlotta Conti
Christmas log, Tronchetto di Natale

17

Dec2019
This Christmas Log, also known as Swiss Roll, is a great classic in the European tradition: it originates from the French Bûche de Noël. and represents the ancient tradition of burning a large log in the fireplace which started on Christmas eve and was supposed to last for the entire ... Read More
17/12/2019Carlotta Conti
Imperial soup zuppa imperialeat 09.36.16 (Media)

06

Dec2019
Imperial soup has an Austrian origin, and was introduced to Emilia-Romagna by Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, the second wife of the Emperor Napoleon I. As usual, this soup which can be traced back to Krinofel, went through a major process of adjustment to adapt to local ingredients. Yet, ... Read More
06/12/2019Carlotta Conti
meat stock brodo

03

Dec2019
Meat stock or broth (nowadays the distinction is quite blurred) is a very popular dish in Northern Italy for creating hearty soups in these winter days. It is not only used for adding juices to roasted meats, stews and meat sauces during prolonged cooking, but it also creates wonderful ... Read More
03/12/2019Carlotta Conti