Monica welcomes us in Capocolle di Bertinoro, at the foot of the first pleating of the Appenines, in the middle of the hinterland of Romagna. Some years ago, she decided to move to this little country village together with her husband and her daughter, leaving the nearby town of Forlì.
Teacher and interpreter of the English language, she spends most of her spare time cooking. This is her way of keeping a link to her past, because cooking has always been a family tradition. Monica is particularly inspired by her grandmother, who was the first to show her the secrets of their regional cuisine. Every time she starts cooking, or opens the little notebooks carefully kept by her mother, it is like a taking a step back in time. The tastes of times gone by bring back happy memories of her adolescence, and the Cesarina is deeply commited to keeping these alive.
The secret of the Cesarina
I cook as my Grandmother taught me: dishes that satisfy the stomach and warm the heart