The slovene border is about three kilometers away. Alessandra welcomes us to Cormòns, a small centre which lies at the feet of mount Quarin in the province of Gorizia. A town of little more than 7 thousand inhabitants but with a millenial history, which dates back to the Roman age, when a military base rose on these lands.
Cormòns is a border land, and its multi-ethnicity reflects in its cuisine with Austrian, Hungarian, Slovenian, Jewish and Venetian influences. And Alessandra’s menus, cooked with organic ingredients from her husband’s vegetable garden or with home made products, are a perfect synthesis of the meeting of these different cultural roots.
The secret of the Cesarina
My secret? I only use organic ingredients, grown in my husband’s vegetable garden. And when I have time, I make delicious jams.