By October 21, 2016Italy

Many people tell me: “You have an accent. Where are you from?”

I’m Italian. I’m from Modena in Emilia Romagna. It’s 30 minutes away from Bologna and it’s in between Milan and Florence.

Modena is a cute town with around 180,000 people. It’s not as big as Milan or Rome, but there are many schools and Universities, shops and cultural activities. It is known for automotive industries like Ferrari and Maserati, the balsamic vinegar, opera singer Luciano Pavarotti, chef Massimo Bottura and …more.

The cuisine is spectacular. Many dishes are made with fresh hand made pasta like Totellini, Tortelloni, and Lasagne. An example of typical regionalfood is Tigella. Tigella is round bread that is cut in half and filled with anything you want, from cured meat, cheese to Nutella! A famous filling is lardo with grated Parmesan cheese.