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My digital diary about Modena

by Stefania Fregni

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Modena: 6 traditional restaurants where to eat at least once in your life

Bar and restaurants, Food & Drink, My personal lists, Stories - Stefania Fregni - December 21, 2016

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There are special places where to go at least once in your life… they are places to see, to live, to taste.
Every city has ones. They are not simply traditional restaurants in Modena, but they are commercial activities and people that did the story of the city telling its identity through the foods that every day come out from their kitchens.
I’ve collected them in this post because I think they deserve a special mention and a particular place in my heart 😉
These are 6 traditional restaurants in Modena centre where to eat at least once in your life.

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Gnocco Fritto: a great passion! What it is and how you can prepare it

Food & Drink, Stories - Stefania Fregni - November 17, 2016

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I love “gnocco fritto”, I can’t resist it! There’s probably something written in my Modenese DNA: when I find myself in front of a little basket full of this fried pastry I’m simply happy 😉

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Coffe time? Here there are 5 places where to drink a coffee in Modena center

Bar and restaurants, Food & Drink, My personal lists - Stefania Fregni - June 19, 2016

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There are some people who drink coffe only in the morning or after their lunch and those who drink it several times in a day. Who prefers drink a cup at home and who loves sitting in a coffee bar and have coffee reading the newspaper: in any way you prefer to drink it, coffee is a kind of ritual for Italian people!

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Where to have an Italian aperitif in Modena center: 4 places that I love

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I love Italian aperitifs 🙂
We call “aperitivo” a pre-dinner drink that “open” the palate and make us socialize, talk and relax with friends in a lovely place. I think that aperitifs should be organized every evenings, because they have the power to make you feel better!

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Modena Streetfood: the Tortellino Boutique

Food & Drink, Stories - Stefania Fregni - March 5, 2016

Today I want to tell about a beautiful discovery I recently did. I’m sure that street food lovers, but especially Tortellini lovers, will appreciate it 😉
Do you think that it’s possible to combine tradition and creativity? Typicality and new needs?
Luca Dall’Olio says “yes” and I totally agree with him 🙂

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Modena street food: the crescentina (tigella) by Or-ma

Food & Drink, Stories - Stefania Fregni - February 1, 2016

I believe that who thinks that street food is a practice that comes from far away is making a mistake.
If we think about Italian food we can realize how many traditional foods have become perfect street foods over time.
As far as Modena food traditions are concerned, have you ever thought that crescentina (well known as tigella) is one of the first street foods diffused in Modena and then exported all over the world? 😉

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Grandma’s Tortellini

Food & Drink, Stories - Stefania Fregni - December 21, 2015

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While I’m start to write this new article I feel I am already fond of it. The reasons are many, first of all because I will talk you about my ultra-nineties super grandmother, a very special woman, who accuses the passage of time (it could not be otherwise), but that does everything to respect the habits of the good “rezdora” (a Modenese word that indicates a sort of “queen of the house”), and then because I’ll talk you about “Tortellini” (my grandmother’s ones), a food that Modenese people have written into their DNA, a food that I love and that represents the tradition especially in this holiday season 🙂

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Tigella is a state of mind

Food & Drink, Francesca Gonzales - The Foodie - Francesca Gonzales - December 10, 2015

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Tigella is a state of mind, a way of life, it’s in the DNA of Emilia’s people but especially of Modena’s ones.

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Market stories: a delicatessen stall with a tradition of more than 30 years

Food & Drink, Stories - Stefania Fregni - November 28, 2015

There are many stalls of Albinelli Market that deserve to listen to their own the story, probably all. When I walk around the market, in addition to colors and smells, I try to breathe the stories of people who every morning wake up at dawn to go to work. I make myself thousand questions, I try to imagine how many beautiful things they could tell me. And so it did Massimo Manzini, owner since 1984 of Manzini Brothers delicatessen stall.

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A day at the Albinelli Market, the historical market of Modena

Food & Drink, Not to be missed, Shopping - Stefania Fregni - November 28, 2015

The Albinelli Market is absolutely one of the visits to do if you decide to come to Modena. It is one of my favorite places in the city that I try to visit as often as possible. Usually I go there on Saturday morning, when I have more time, both for shopping and for enjoying the magic atmosphere that you can breathe inside. This market is “the place” of tradition, where the Modenese values ​​of culture and gastronomy find their highest expression.

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