I made Lasagna today since I still have one package of ricotta in the fridge and all I can think of is Italian food. Ok, ok, Lasagna tastes better with béchamel sauce, but this time I make it with ricotta cheese. The basic of the red sauce is the Bolognese sauce as you know it. Lasagna is pretty heavy as a dish but it is as comforting as soul food should be. Want to know how to make one? This one is my version, practically based on the authentic recipe from Bologna.
A few posts earlier I mentioned about my plan of having my birthday “celebration” in Verona, at Giuletta’s house to be precise. Why? Because my name is Yulia, which is derived from Juliet, a.k.a Giuletta. Haha, nice try! However, Verona is quite far from Bologna, our main post for the week in Italy and after having two hectic days with the little one, it was wiser to stay in the city and explore it instead.
Have I not told you that this journey to Italy is basically inspired by programmes or movies I have seen on television or Netflix? And Modena is one of the places I wanted to see after watching the documentary series Chef’s Table. I have watched how chef’s Massimo Bottura cooked in the documentary and very curious about the dishes he creates. His restaurants Osteria Francescana is one of the best restaurants in the world and I am sure there would be pages of ethic rules just to go into his restaurants and going to a three Michelin stars restaurant with a child is not a good idea. I am sure the Matrie D of the restaurant would not like it either. So what did we do?
Bologna oh Bologna la rossa, la grassa (fat)!
How I love to go there again and eat tagliatelle con ragu every day, seven days a week! In this city which has loads of interesting things to see, these are the hotspots of Bologna according to me.
We planned to just stay in the Netherlands this summer but I could not resist when I saw cheap ticket price from Ryan Air last June. Where to go? Call me cliché but I got my travel inspiration after seeing the movie “Under the Tuscany Sun” on the television. So, Italy it was!