Pan cott, Zuppa di pane

Pan cott, also known as Zuppa di pane, is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, such as Bologna, Modena, and Parma. This delicious dish is typically served in local restaurants and can also be found in specialty food stores and bakeries.

One place where you can find Pan cott is at Trattoria Anna Maria in Bologna. This family-run restaurant has been serving traditional Emilian cuisine for over 30 years and is known for its authentic Pan cott. Another place to try this dish is at Osteria Francescana in Modena, a three-Michelin-star restaurant that offers a modern twist on traditional Italian dishes, including Pan cott.

Pan cott is made by soaking stale bread in a mixture of milk, eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and sometimes vegetables or meat. The mixture is then baked until it forms a creamy and flavorful dish. It can be served as a main course or as a side dish, and is often enjoyed with a glass of local wine.

Pan cott has been recognized as a traditional Italian food product (PAT) by the Italian government. The specifications for Pan cott include the use of local ingredients, such as Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and bread made with local grains. The dish must also be prepared according to traditional methods and recipes.

Sources:
– “Traditional Emilian Cuisine.” Emilia-Romagna Tourism. https://www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it/en/cuisine/traditional-emilian-cuisine
– “Trattoria Anna Maria.” TripAdvisor. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187801-d1087914-Reviews-Trattoria_Anna_Maria-Bologna_Province_of_Bologna_Emilia_Romagna.html
– “Osteria Francescana.” Osteria Francescana. https://www.osteriafrancescana.it/