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.

Sweet and sour Borettane cipolline in agrodolce

13

Mar2019
This way to cook Borettane onions, with this sweet and sour sauce, was created in Emilia, and it is the perfect complement to a vast variety of roasted meats, such as beef braised in Barolo wine. It is a unique side dish, rich in fibre without the boring stigma associated ... Read More
13/03/2019Carlotta Conti
fried custard – cremini fritti

28

Feb2019
Fried custard is a versatile dish. According to where you are in Italy, it has different variations: it is considered mainly as an appetizer in the Marche and Emilia regions, a part of a sumptuous mixture of fried treats like apples, stuffed fried olives (olive all’ascolana), different meats, vegetables ... Read More
28/02/2019Carlotta Conti
Carnevale fritters frappe cenci

22

Jan2019
These are typical fritters made for Carnevale. They are extremely simple and very popular all over Italy. Of course, each region has its own slight variations in the name and ingredients. In most recipes, there is the possible addition of liquor (grappa, Sambuca) and butter, but I prefer my grandmother’s ... Read More
22/01/2019Carlotta Conti
Rosemary noodles Savoy cabbage sausage

16

Jan2019
This noodle dish is ideal as a winter dish that exalts its ingredients: Savoy cabbage is a typical seasonal vegetable, its brilliant green gives a touch of color in our dishes, and counterbalances the pink sausage. Adding ground rosemary is unusual but it gives a twist to a food that ... Read More
16/01/2019Carlotta Conti
Orvieto medieval town and Duomo cathedral church aerial view. It

10

Jan2019
Orvieto is a beautiful Etruscan town built on a sheer cliff that is mainly composed of tuff and pozzolana, a soft material easy to excavate. The Orvieto cliff was apt to being easily defendable thanks to its structure; meanwhile, its inhabitants started to excavate its underground in order to obtain factories, ... Read More
10/01/2019Carlotta Conti