Emilia-Romagna, located in northern Italy, is known for its rich culinary traditions and delicious regional dishes. Two popular dishes from this region are Minestra imbottita and Spoja lorda.

Minestra imbottita, also known as stuffed soup, is a hearty dish that can be found in various towns and communes of Emilia-Romagna. One place where you can try this dish is in the town of Bologna, at the renowned Trattoria Anna Maria. This traditional restaurant serves a delicious Minestra imbottita made with a flavorful broth, stuffed with a mixture of ground meat, bread, and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Spoja lorda, on the other hand, is a unique dish that can be found in the commune of Modena. This dish consists of boiled pork, served with a rich and flavorful sauce made from the cooking liquid. If you’re in Modena, you can visit Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-starred restaurant, to experience the best Spoja lorda in town.

Both Minestra imbottita and Spoja lorda have received the prestigious PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which guarantees their authenticity and adherence to Traditional Recipesss. The specifications for Minestra imbottita include using local ingredients such as Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and traditional bread, while Spoja lorda requires the use of specific cuts of pork and the preparation of the sauce using the cooking liquid.

– “Traditional Emilia-Romagna Recipes.” Emilia-Romagna Tourism. https://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/en/food-and-wine/traditional-recipes
– “Trattoria Anna Maria.” Trattoria Anna Maria. https://www.trattoriaannamaria.it/
– “Osteria Francescana.” Osteria Francescana. https://www.osteriafrancescana.it/