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Historical Recipes

From Caruso to Giuseppe Verdi to Totò:
famous people and their favourite recipes

Spaghetti Gennaro

Spaghetti Gennaro

This recipe comes from a cookbook De Curtis daughter, Liliana…
Risotto Giuseppe Verdi’s style

Risotto Giuseppe Verdi’s style

This dish was created by the French chef Henry-Paul Pellaprat (1869…
Cooked shoulder ham

Cooked shoulder ham

Giuseppe Verdi was a “farmer” (as he called himself) from the Parma…
Pizza Margherita

Pizza Margherita

It was created in honour of the queen and it bears witness of the…
Parrozzo (Pescara typical Christmas cake)

Parrozzo (Pescara typical Christmas cake)

D’Annunzio did not enjoy long, over-indulgent meals, which may seem…
Bucatini Caruso-style

Bucatini Caruso-style

This recipe was created by the great tenor, who loved more than…
Sweet green tortelli

Sweet green tortelli

Many French dishes were introduced in Parma by the Duchess, and may…
Garibaldi’s hymn

Garibaldi’s hymn

For a long time the colour chosen by Garibaldi for his soldiers…
Candied violets

Candied violets

Frederick, Duke of Swabia particularly loved this amusing and…
Tuscan Cibreo

Tuscan Cibreo

This is a typical Tuscan recipe, very similar to the French…
Frozen oranges

Frozen oranges

This recipe unites ice-cream, oranges and candied fruit from…
Venetian suckling veal liver

Venetian suckling veal liver

This recipe comes from the L’Apicio moderno, a recipe book written…
Chicken Marengo

Chicken Marengo

Marengo was one of Napoleon’s most important victories. In fact…
Colomba – Easter Dove Cake

Colomba – Easter Dove Cake

In Italy, this delicious cake is typically eaten at Easter.
Bianco mangiare of the Dutchess

Bianco mangiare of the Dutchess

The Dutchess Matilde was simple in her habits but refined by…
Savillum- Roman cheese cake

Savillum- Roman cheese cake

This is a type of focaccia made with cheese and honey which is…