Unity is strength, they say, just as the combination of ingredients creates extraordinary flavors and amazing dishes for the eyes and the palate. Not only that: the marriage of flavors gives birth to occasions, encounters, and special moments to share with our loved ones or to enjoy on our own, in total relaxation.
There are those who love to experiment surrounded only by the sounds of their kitchen, and those who eagerly await the arrival of the guests and the music of laughter around the table. We can only smile in front of a dish prepared for us.
Cooking can be fun, a passion, a gesture to express affection, a gift. Our gift for you is this cookbook where you will find ideas, suggestions, and tips for simple or more creative dishes.
Recipes told in our own way, because the land of Emilia is a trunk full of flavors and stories, and we have always wanted to share its treasures with you.
My name is Anna Lucia, but everyone calls me Anna. How old am I? I’m 90 years young.
I live in the place I was born: Reggio Emilia. I had a great childhood although the war is certainly ever present in my memories of it. My mother had to make bread every day, because after threshing the guards used to collect the wheat, leaving us with just a couple of ounces each. That’s why we had to be extremely careful not to waste anything. Those were years in which abundance was inconceivable, but we never starved...
The story I want to tell you here is a tale of memories and flavours. Flavours which conjure up images of the past. It is the story of a large household, Giareto and takes us back to a time when streets were named after buildings.
It was 1977 when my grandmother bought a house in the Reggio hills...