The region of hospitality and home to Le Cesarine
Resulting from the encounter between Byzantine tradition and Lombard customs, the culinary art of Emilia Romagna is influenced by the regional location of these two populaces. On the one side there is Emilia with its cured meats, cheeses, homemade puff pastry, sumptuous, hearty and flavorful cooking...Read More
Resulting from the encounter between Byzantine tradition and Lombard customs, the culinary art of Emilia Romagna is influenced by the regional location of these two populaces. On the one side there is Emilia with its cured meats, cheeses, homemade puff pastry, sumptuous, hearty and flavorful cooking. These are all characteristics inherited from the traditions of the 1500-1600s, and even today, Bologna is still referred to as La Grassa, “The Fat.” While on the other side, we have Romagna with its use of terracotta cooking pots, the famous piadina and an important fish gastronomy. Le Cesarine was established right here in Emilia Romagna, the region that created its identity through hospitality. Thanks to its quality gastronomic products, this region was able to export its rich culinary tradition even before it became famous for it in the first place.
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Le Cesarine is Italy’s oldest network of home cooks. They love opening the doors of their homes to curious travellers for immersive culinary experiences.
These exceptional cooks are here to welcome you into their homes and offer you a completely authentic food experience.Discover all Bologna's Cesarine
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Discover Italian cooking secrets with your host, starting with food shopping. Learn how to choose the finest local produce and prepare a wide range of local dishes.
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Who Le Cesarine
Definitively "a must go" place
We were very nicely welcomed by Emanuela and her sister, and a glass of proseco before dinner. All the dishes were excellent ! With nice explaintions and discussion at the same time. We really and a good time and it was the occasion to meet very friendly hosts. Definitively "a must go" place
Fabulously Delicious!! 🎉
Dusica created a warm and welcoming environment in her home. She is a lively and informative host - not to mention a fabulous cook!!
A Simply Amazing Evening!
What a wonderful meal Chiara prepared and shared with us during our visit to her home. We had heard about the Le Cesarine program shortly before our trip to Italy (and how fortunate we were). [...] Particularly, if Florence is on your itinerary, we recommend an evening with our wonderful host, Chiara! Thank you Chiara and Le Cesarine!
Experience of a lifetime! 😍
We will not be able to say enough nice things about our dinner experience. [...] We will always book an experience like this when we return. There are not enough kind words, truly!
Alicia Barcheers Woodard