Parma is one of the symbolic provinces in Italy thanks to its rich traditions and unique cuisine. The enogastronomy of Parma is so extensive, from the herb and potato quiches, mountain bread to the Borgotaro and Albareto mushrooms. It is almost impossible for anyone to comprehend the culinary delight that this province has to offer.
If you are looking for the best Parma home food experience with market tour, Emilia Delizia offers an amazing and detailed culinary tour. This is a culinary company with a travel planner that mainly focuses on gourmet food tours around Italy. No one knows the Parma area like us. Emilia Delizia offers exclusive market tours as well as cooking lessons. Parma’s culinary art is as a result of the interaction between customs from Lombard and the Byzantine ancient traditions. The encounter between the populaces found in these two regions led to the development of flavorful and distinct cuisines. For a more engaging and entertaining experience, below are some of the people who will take our clients to the local market to buy food and take them home for an eye-opening cooking lesson.
1. Maria Cristina
From Maria’s eyes, Parma is a beautiful and breathtaking provincial city with a fresh breeze of air as well as an amazing culinary experience. Maria’s amazing residence is framed right in Parma. While in her house, clients have the privilege of learning the secrets of various Parma cuisines. There is a cooking guide who has decades of kitchen experience along with a great level of mastery in preparing and serving unique menus.
The basis of the menu that is used here is how you can discover the enchanting soul of Parma’s unique cuisine. Clients are able to learn how to prepare:
• Plum Tart
• Anolini pie
• Strolghino sausage
• Rose of Parma
• Tasting of the finely-aged Parmesan type of cheese
• String beans
2. Paola B.
Paola’s characteristic residence is found in the neighborhoods of Oltretorrente, Parma. It offers visitors the stunning views of the Ducal park and it is just a few meters from the center. Clients have the chance of enjoying the serenity and the environmentally-friendly nature of the nearby park. One thing that people usually learn while at Paola’s home is not only culinary skills but also her fashion skills. Note that she is known by profession as a fashion designer.
Paola’s interest has been well-cultivated since she was a child. She loves to sample and experiment with different types of dishes. From using the old tradition to adding modern flavors, her culinary skills are top-notch. According to her, the warmth of her family is derived from homemade dishes. So what are some of her favorite recipes? Well, they include a greens pie that’s known as Erbazzone, pasta pillows which are stuffed with herbs and sprinkled with butter that has been melted.
The main menu that is found here include:
• Hot doughnut in addition to malvasia and zabaglione.
• Parmigiana –Reggiano with ham or salmistrata
• Baked crostini with Italian cheese and sausage.
• Parmagiano –Reggiano flakes & Marsala
• Rustic potatoes
• Savarin di riso plus Borgotaro porcini mushrooms
• ‘Tortelli – d’erbetta’
• Dried plums with pork tenderloin
• Meringues, dark chocolate, and semifreddo.
• Bacon, vinegar, radicchio, and garlic etc.
3. Margherita D.
Margherita’s apartment is found close to the walls of the Parma city. Clients are guaranteed a great time including a market tour and a guide to various type of local flavors. This area of Parma has a rich heritage in terms of culinary traditions. Most of the agricultural products that come from this part of Italy are renowned globally so some people may be already familiar with some of the local dishes. In Margherita’s own words, one thing that holds families together in Emilia Romagna is cooking and it’s the reason she started cooking from a very early age.
The Main Menu
It includes two types of “feast of flavors”. The first one contains:
• The Duchess cake
• A mixture of vegetables and beetroots
• Pumpkin tortelli dipped in tomato sauce
• Homemade bread with a local, well-sliced salami.
• Bollito-misto, preserves, and sauce.
The second “feast of flavors” contains:
• Semi-freddo, amaretti crisp and almond.
• Seasoned salad.
• Parma ham, walnut bread with melon.
• Veal & artichokes
4. Stefania G.
To Stefania, Parma is a great destination that boasts of a rich and unique culinary tradition. The prized local products boast of global fame. Stefania is a Cesarina who offers clients an amazing opportunity to learn the parmesan cuisine and experience its authenticity. Her luxurious culinary skills, as well as the excellent culinary products, help to bring out the mouthwatering taste of Parmesan foods and offers clients a chance to try some of the best dishes.
Stefania’s recipes which are used to prepare dishes in this menu are based on recipes which she learned from her grandmother and handed down to her with love. They include:
• Garden vegetables
• Assorted cold cuts & potato fritter
• Herb-tortelli, Parmigiano-Reggiano with butter.
• Tortelli that is filled with the Zucchella jam
• Roast potatoes with stuffed veal-brisket that’s oven cooked.
For culinary lovers, Emilia Delizia has everything that you need. The guides and the instructors are well versed with the English language and clients are only taken in small groups with an option of semi-private tours. Furthermore, the tour is made more comfortable with air-con Mercedes vans and you get a chance to travel and learn new culinary delights with like-minded individuals. The Parma tour includes a visit to the Parmesan cheese production company with guaranteed tastings. Note that visiting the cheese factory is like going back in time and clients are able to extensively learn about the secrets of making cheese and how its production has evolved over the past decades.
Besides those, clients also have the chance of exploring various farms and get to witness olive or grape harvesting as well as other activities which are related to agriculture and food production. Note that the market tours are very flexible. The above-mentioned Cesarinas are masters in Parma’s culinary delight. Their extensive experience which spans decades means that clients have the chance to learn directly from the hands of the masters.