Anna Carmela welcomes us into her home on the coast of Messina. A beautiful panorama stretches out before us, with a breathtaking view of the Ionian sea, as well as a glimpse of Sicily. Reggio Calabria boasts a stunning coastline and swathes of mountains, and is home to the Bronzi di Riace, the famous Ancient Greek sculptures which are kept around the Museo Nazionale della Magna Grecia. This area of Italy’s coast has been named as Italy’s most beautiful.
Although she is an dentist by trade, Anna Carmela has always been a passionate cook, and loves preparing traditional dishes from Reggio. She loves to show off her cooking to friends and family, with whom she loves spending her free time. Her kitchen is full of delectable local meat and fish, as well as vegetables carefully preserved in oil. Anna Carmela has all the ingredients for the finest dishes, from sweet treats to spicy delights.
The secret of the Cesarina
I marinate my mimosa courgettes in an emulsion of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and mint, straight after frying them.