Category: Northern Italy

cauliflower gratin, sformato cavolfiore

25

Mar2020

CAULIFLOWER GRATIN

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Cauliflower is normally not a very exciting dish, but you can give it some pizazz thanks to this recipe: a crispy and flavourful gratin turns a conventional vegetable into a real treat. This recipe uses the same ingredients as a Mornay sauce, but is a bit lighter because there is ... Read More
25/03/2020Carlotta Conti
Asparagus Risotto asparagi

14

Mar2020
This recipe of risotto is typical of Tuscany and Northern Italy, where asparagus is a symbol of Spring. I use a variety of asparagus that is local and smaller but tastier of bigger varieties. Risotto is a much appreciated first course on Italian tables, and this recipe can be ... Read More
14/03/2020Carlotta Conti
zabaione mousse with biscuits

15

Feb2020
Zabaione is a fluffy mixture of egg yolks, sugar and a sweet wine, usually a Moscato d’Asti or Marsala wine. As a mousse, the addition of fresh whipping cream lends a more sophisticated touch to a very traditionale dessert. Cooked in a bain-marie, zabaione is usually served, still ... Read More
15/02/2020Carlotta Conti
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