Every Italian city that respects has its nickname. Bologna has three: “la dotta” (learned), “la rossa” (red) and “la grassa” (fat). Dotta for its historic university, Rossa for its red roofs and facades of “red bolognese” color, Grassa for its numerous specialty food. If you think at Palazzo della Mercanzia were filed over 24 recipes (the best known) choosen and selected by the Academy of Italian Cooking; we remember tortellini, tagliatelle, ragù (meat sauce) and lasagna.
Frequently some people ask me the question “What can we taste of typical here in Bologna?” The answer, as you can imagine, is not one, are so many! The reading today, will probably be the “mother” of all future readings that I will propose. The intent is to tell you about the dishes that have made the history of Emilia-Romagna and, especially, are in the heart of Bolognesi people. First to speak of our specialties, there is a tale to tell: it all started like this..
Carnival in Bologna is always an awaited event! The first carnival cakes start to appear on the counters, of the most famous pastry shops, the day after Epiphany. On Jenuary 7 “Sfrappole”, “Raviole” and “Sweet Tagliatelle” make sure that the magic atmosphere of Christmas is pursued until pancake days. After that, the expectation of Easter. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, don’t worry! Il Cucchiaio di Anita is here to talk about traditional recipe and local cuisine.
Hostess, food bloggers and true Bolognese. I like to consider myself as a lover of food and cooking, more generally, everything about the world of food. The only cooking basics I got them from a Chef very dear to me, the rest I did it alone. Every day I read, I observe, I document and study about food, but it is the instinct that often leads me to create recipes. When I see a raw material interesting, in my mind beings a kind of merge process: with such flavors can marry well, what kind of cooking I can do, how to present it!?
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I like good food and most of all I like to eat well. In all my plates, I always try to put my mark, because I think that cooking is first “life!”. Everyone needs to eat, and sooner or later they cook something. Therefore, even if “the plate” is a simple dish, there’s a story inside, a little piece of our history. It is from this story that comes this enogastronomic journey between Il Cucchiaio di Anita and City Red Bus. I will let you know with the eyes and especially the taste, The Bologna of who, like me, was born and raised here.
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Enjoy your meal!