Torta d’erbe is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. It is a savory pie made with a variety of herbs and vegetables, typically including spinach, chard, and wild herbs. This dish can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, such as Bologna, Modena, and Ravenna.

In Bologna, you can find Torta d’erbe at local bakeries and pastry shops like Pasticceria Gamberini and Pasticceria Scudellari. These establishments are known for their authentic and delicious versions of this traditional dish. In Modena, you can try Torta d’erbe at La Vecchia Scuola, a renowned restaurant that specializes in regional cuisine.

One popular recipe for Torta d’erbe includes a mixture of sautéed spinach, chard, and wild herbs, combined with eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, and breadcrumbs. The mixture is then baked in a pastry crust until golden and crispy. Another variation of the recipe includes the addition of ricotta cheese for a creamier texture.

Torta d’erbe has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for Torta d’erbe include the use of specific herbs and vegetables, as well as the traditional preparation methods. This recognition ensures the preservation of the Traditional Recipess and guarantees its authenticity.

Sources:
– “Torta d’erbe: la ricetta originale” – Giallo Zafferano (www.giallozafferano.it)
– “La torta d’erbe bolognese” – Cucina Italiana (www.cucinaitaliana.it)