“Travelling? What does travelling mean?” Travelling means knowing places, people and countries. In addition, what is the easiest way, the most basic way to travel? Eat. Practice the cuisine of the country where you travel. If you think about, in the kitchen there is everything: nature of the place and the climate, the agriculture, sheep farming, hunting, fishing. And in the way of cooking there is the tradition of a people, its history … its civilization.”
(Mario Soldati, introduzione al Viaggio nella Valle del Po)
The cuisine of Parma has an ancient tradition and it is the daughter of butter and cheese, so it may seem like a fatty cuisine. Instead it is substantial but not heavy, rich in flavors and aromas and including specialties that make it deservedly famous.