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.

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
chocolate-truffles tartufi al cioccolato

07

Dec2018
These chocolate truffles are ideal presents at Christmas time: they are really a very nice and personal gift for someone you love and they show all the love and appreciation you have for the recipient. They look complicated because of the long resting time it is required for the ... Read More
07/12/2018Carlotta Conti
Chestnut soufflè/soufflè di castagne

03

Dec2018

CHESTNUT SOUFFLÉ

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I had the idea to re-propose the chestnut soufflè from the reading of an old recipe of Pellegrino Artusi. I was looking for an intriguing way to deal with chestnuts, and this usage of fresh chestnuts was very appealing to me. In contemporary recipes, even of soufflès, the ingredient ... Read More
03/12/2018Carlotta Conti
Sicilian beef rolls involtini di carne alla sicilianan

26

Nov2018
This simple dish demonstrates the deep interconnection of Italy with the Middle East and the Arab world. In all Italy, mainly along the coasts, we have the introduction of pine nuts and raisins in many dishes; see for example the Liguria cuisine, or Venice one, as a demonstration that along ... Read More
26/11/2018Carlotta Conti
Pere al vino rosso Poached pears in red wine

16

Nov2018
Poached pears in red wine are a delicious dessert, which joins the pleasure to eat fruit in an unusual way and the possibility to offer a dessert lighter than usual. It is free from animal products and indulges even the pickiest palates or our guests who suffer from food intolerances. Pears, red ... Read More
16/11/2018Carlotta Conti