My digital diary about Modena

by Stefania Fregni

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Tigella is a state of mind

Food & Drink, Francesca Gonzales - The Foodie - Francesca Gonzales - September 10, 2019

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Tigelle are a state of mind, a way of life, they are in the DNA of Emilian people but especially of Modenese ones.

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Grandma’s Tortellini

Food & Drink, Stories of Modena - Stefania Fregni - August 21, 2019

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When, in 2015, I wrote this article, I felt I was very fond of it right away. Reasons are many. First of all, because these few lines are dedicated to my lovely grandmother Anna, who passed away in May 2018, but at the time of the writing was 96 year old. She was a special woman who, despite the passing of time, has made everything to respect the good habits of the traditional “rezdora” (a Modenese word to indicate a sort of “queen of the house”). Then, because I will tell you about Tortellini (those of my grandmother) a food that Modenese people have written in their DNA and that represents the tradition especially in this festive period 🙂

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

Bar and restaurants, Food & Drink, My personal lists - Stefania Fregni - May 28, 2019

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Some people prefer drink coffe only in the morning or after their lunch, others several times during the day. Then, there is who prefers drink its cup at home and who loves sitting in a café and have coffee reading the newspaper: in any way you love to drink it, coffee is a kind of ritual for Italian people! So, if you are in the centre of the city and you need a good cup of coffee, I write you about 5 café in Modena to go 🙂

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Gourmet burgers in Modena: 10 places to eat this speciality

Food & Drink, My personal lists - Stefania Fregni - March 11, 2018

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Lately I’m obsessed by the burgers! 😉 Probably the reason is to be found in my decision to write this article on this matter or because burgers are always very appetizing. In recent months, I have collected different lunches and dinners in some different places of the city where it’s possible to eat this lovely dish. Here, you can find the result of my “hard” work (;)): my list of 10 places where to eat gourmet burgers in Modena.

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

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

There are many stalls of Albinelli Market in Modena 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. There are so many market stories in Modena….

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