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 paccheri with sausage, truffle, porcini

06

Jan2019
Paccheri pasta is typical of a new generation of Neapolitan formats, very original and particularly apt to being stuffed. I created this stuffing using ingredients that are very popular in Northern and Central Italy: white truffles sauce, sausage, Porcini mushroom. It is a luxurious dish, ideal for festive occasions like winter ... Read More
06/01/2019Carlotta Conti
porchetta rabbit coniglio in porchetta

04

Jan2019
Porchetta is a typical dish of Central and Northern Italy. It consists of a whole pig, emptied, deboned and seasoned with rosemary or wild fennel, according to its origin. According to the traditional way of making it, porchetta is seasoned with rosemary in Southern Tuscany, in Roman Castles area ... Read More
04/01/2019Carlotta Conti
Certosino Bologna Chartreuse cake

16

Dec2018
With the Bologna Certosino (Chartreuse cake) I want to introduce you to a typical Christmas cake of Bologna cuisine, with almonds, pine nuts, unsweetened chocolate, and candied fruit. It is almost unknown out of Emilia-Romagna region: sadly, the fame of many regional cakes is clouded by industrial products, which ... Read More
16/12/2018Carlotta Conti
gnocchi ripieni di carne meat stuffed gnocchi

12

Dec2018

MEAT STUFFED GNOCCHI

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The meat stuffing of this gnocchi is very similar to the one of Ascoli olives, a skilled mix of meats cooked in a soffritto, whose taste is made lighter by a touch of lemon zest. The only complicated phase is finding the procedure to fill the gnocchi; I think ... Read More
12/12/2018Carlotta Conti
Brasato al Barolo Beef braised in Barolo wine

07

Dec2018
After the chocolate truffles, “Braised Beef in Barolo Wine” is another recipe from Piedmont. It is a delicious dish, a real comfort food in the winter chilly days. Braised beef is usually accompanied by a steaming polenta, on which you can pour the magnificent sauce. Barolo is a ... Read More
07/12/2018Carlotta Conti