Cappelletti is a typical holiday meal in Reggio Emilia, prepared by family members in order to celebrate together, an ancient tradition which conserves its goodness and pride.
“Cappelletti” are a kind of stuffed pasta, typical of Reggio Emilia, made with egg pasta and tasty meat inside. This ancient tradition, originated in the Middle Ages, has always been considered as a Sunday or holiday special meal, consumed by families after being prepared together. There are also some nice ways-to-say to underline this sense of celebration, for example “It is not Christmas without cappelletti “. They are still so good and appreciate, both with cream and broth, they make all the people from this town really proud of their recipe.
Named for their shape after a medieval hat, they are different from the other varieties of the Emilia-Romagna and Marche regions, where they are commonly called “tortellini”, not only for the way to close the pasta, but also for the kind of meat composing the stuffing. Cappelletti present also slightly differences in size in the areas of the same Tricolour City, tinier on the Apennines and bigger towards the river Po.
Reggio Emilia offers a great amount of delicious local products, with the opportunity to taste, learn their processes and history and also to try making them thanks to cooking lessons.
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