“The passion for cooking”
A trip to discover the Bolognese Cuisine
Bologna is a small modern city known as Italy’s little treasure with rich culture, amazing architecture, wonderful cuisine, but most of all it is well known for being a place full of tradition that has been passed on by many generations. This hidden treasure is enclosed by its narrow streets invaded with little stores, art galleries, fresh markets, and cafes which are the daily point of reunion for friends and families.
This wonderful and unique destination is located at the north of Italy, in the province known as Emilia Romagna. The City was name Bologna by the Romans in 189 B.C. in reference to the Boii tribe that had conquered the area. Although the Romans populated Bologna for many years, it is two centuries after they took the control of the territory when Bologna flourished as an important city with impressive mastery of the arts and culture, producing remarkable sculptures and magnificent architectural pieces that have been protected as treasures through generations.
Now a day the city of Bologna is best characterized as a harmonious blend of learning and good food. Moreover, to understand the reputation of Bologna as “the kitchen of Italy” it is to know more about its people and their passion for food, the perfection of a technique, and the care on the preparation highlighting simplicity, enjoyment, and a great deal of collaboration.
Cooking in Bologna does not starts only the kitchen room, but with the vendors of the markets who usually share ideas and recipes with their customers, engaging in colorful dialogues making the moment not just a stop to shop for a meal, but an occasion to socialize and bring back tradition in their conversation.
There are many legends about the kitchen of Bologna which describes how their food was originated. The Tortellini for example is one of Bologna’s signature pasta; share in almost every table and the...