Lino welcomes us into his liberty-style home in Ceriana, which looks out over fields of greenhouses and sweeping olive groves. Ceriana is a richly historical medieval village nestled in the hills of Sanremo, surrounded by ancient walls. It has become particularly popular with foreign tourists over the last few years, partly due to the strada del Poggio, a well-known cycling ascent in the area.
Our Cesarino has worked as a fireman for over 20 years, and in his spare time is a passionate photographer and cook. Both activities allow him to make the most out of his creativity, and he often travels to the city of Bergamo to take cooking classes and hone his technical skills. His cooking style is a celebration of the scents of simple Ligurian cuisine, always staying faithful to his roots.
The secret of the Cesarina
In my version of the traditional Sacripantina cake, I sometimes use coffee instead of liquor, which is a surprisingly perfect combination with the chocolate cream.