Emilia-Romagna is a gold mine for the spontaneous growth of the precious black truffle and porcini mushrooms. Local inns and restaurants delight in the creation of dishes designed specifically with these special ingredients, in order to satisfy the most refined palates.
The Chutney is basically a sauce to accompany meat, fish, game but also various cheeses. It is sweet-and-sour because it is made with fruit or vegetables, sugar and vinegar. Arrived in Europe as early as the seventeenth century, the Chutney comes from a term that comes from the verb “Chatni” which literally means “strongly spicy”. It is also very well suitable for another verb that is “to crush”, which is the Hindi version of the verb “make chutney” which means, in fact, “crush”. To make the chutney, in fact, all ingredients must be properly crushed, in order to obtain a compound very similar to the consistency of the jam. It is not a coincidence that the Chutney is often mistaken for the latter. The most famous one is the mango chutney, but you can customize the product to your liking, using the most varied spices.
Tagliatelle al Ragù
The tagliatelle al ragù are a real institution of Romagna cuisine, which is difficult to renounce if you were to stay in this region. It seems that tagliatelle with meat sauce have very ancient origins, as they were served at the wedding of Lucrezia Borgia and the Duke of Ferrara in 1487. Even the origins of the Bolognese ragout are lost in the mists of time: it was the sixteenth century when it was served on the tables of the rich families of Bologna. The ingredients are easy to find: beef, carrots, celery, garlic, peeled tomatoes, onions, a glass of dry wine and salt to taste.
Tortelli with butter and sage
Among the typical recipes to be tasted in Emilia-Romagna, you cannot miss the tortelli with butter and sage, which create a combination of flavor and delicate taste to the palate. The tortello is a type of egg pasta, which can have various fillings: ricotta and spinach, meat or mushrooms. It is a very easy recipe, suitable even for the less experienced in the kitchen, because it is sufficient to melt the butter in a pan, and then flavor it with sage leaves. Once cooked, the tortellini can be combined with the mixture and sprinkled with parmesan cheese.