Flavia welcomes us to the splendid setting of Chieti, a lovely abruzzese city half way between the mountain and the Adriatic sea. The historical centre of the city, where our Cesarina lives, is considered one of the most ancient in Italy and rises and the top of a hill: the view here is so beautiful that sometimes, when speaking of Chieti, people refer to it as “the terrace of Abruzzo”.
Young Flavia learned to love cooking thanks to her dear grandmother Carmelina, who passed the closely-guarded family recipe secrets down to her. Her repertoire of flavours completely belongs to the regional culinary tradition, delicious dishes that our Cesarina serves along with an accurate selection of local wine.
The secret of the Cesarina
I fell in love with cooking thanks to my grandmother Carmelina: she was the one who passed the family recipe secrets down to me.