An advice for gourmet lovers who visit Bologna, a city also well known for its cuisine, is to look for “Cesarine“.
“Cesarine” is an affectionate name given to those mothers, aunts, grandmothers who are custodians of their secret recipes and willing to share such secrets with others.
Each “Cesarina” — “Cesarine” is plural, has created his or her own menu based on traditional, local ingredients and they have made themselves available to host a lunch or dinner evening at their homes to share these dishes with those people interested in learning or understanding more about Italian cuisine.
This is a chance to experience real Italian cuisine in the place where it happens day in day out…..within the family home.
A membership is required to attend these dinners. Foreign guests not living in Italy are offered a temporary subscription of 1 month, cost: 3.50 euros; they may also want to consider a Bologna weekend package formula, including cooking classes, a city tour, B&B or other accommodation.
This website offers more details about the “Cesarine”.