The germanic influence can really be felt here with the border to Austria just few kilometers away. We are in Treppo Carnico, a small mountain town in the Udine province, smack in the middle of the area of Carnia.
Paola lives in this picture postcard setting, all around here are green fields, larch woods and typical alpine architecture cabins. Her cuisine represents the soul of this border land: on the one hand its reminds us of the most authentic flavours of the Friuli region traditions, while on the other it is influenced by the territories across the alps: strudel, fried cornmeal mush and ravioli all mix together in one menu, almost a testimony of the meeting of the different people and cultures that have characterized these territories over the centuries.
The secret of the Cesarina
I only use organic ingredients, sometimes grown directly in my vegetable garden. I really care about the genuine flavour of my dishes.