Category: Northern Italy

gnocchi di zucca con Taleggio Butternut squash gnocchi with Taleggio cheese

30

Oct2018
Butternut squash is one of the many joys of the season: rain and cold temperatures are compensated by incredibly rich and comforting foods. It is another gift from the Americas, like potatoes. Accompanied by a creamy Taleggio cheese sauce, this dish speaks about the valley crossed through the Po river, its fog, ... Read More
30/10/2018Carlotta Conti
Gnocchi with(rocket) arugula pesto  and prawns Gnocchi con pesto di rucola e gamberetti

13

Sep2017
The freshness of arugula is very inviting in the heat of the Italian summer. This is, of course, a variation of the famous “pesto” par excellence”. Arugula is a great source of flavonoids that are believed to have antioxidant properties. It’s also an excellent source of vitamin K, B and ... Read More
13/09/2017Carlotta Conti
rabbit tuna tonno di coniglio

08

Jul2017

RABBIT TUNA

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Tuna and rabbit, together? Why this odd name? A legend says that in 19th century the rules about fasting were particularly strict, and the friars in a convent of Avigliana, near Turin, decided to circumvent them by baptising their chickens and rabbits and calling them ‘tuna’ in order to eat them ... Read More
08/07/2017Carlotta Conti
Strawberry panna cotta

13

May2017
Strawberry season reaches its peak in May, offering the sweetest and most delicious flavour. This panna cotta intensifies their freshness creating a symphony of tastes in which the light sourness of lemon balances perfectly the sweetness of whipped cream. I noticed, reading American recipe books, that panna cotta includes also the ... Read More
13/05/2017Carlotta Conti
Salumi Toscana

18

Feb2017
A genuine Romagna woman, I moved from Ravenna to Florence because finally I had found someone who wanted to make a respectable woman out of me! For all those who do not know Emilia-Romagna, an eastern region of northern Italy, we are the ones on the seaside, the ones who immediately ... Read More
18/02/2017Carlotta Conti