If you are planning a trip to the small town of Bova Marina in Calabria, you should know that this location offers visitors a blend of natural beauty, historical heritage, and culinary delights, one of which is the dish “maccaruni ‘i casa cu sugu i capra” or “macaroni with goat sauce,” a traditional dish of Calabrian cuisine that the Ministry of Agricultural, Food, and Forestry Policies has included in the list of Traditional Agri-Food Products of the Calabria region (PAT).
This is one of the oldest recipes in regional cuisine, especially belonging to the territory facing the Ionian Sea.
The dough is divided into small cylinders about 5 cm long. Inside these cylinders, a “ferretto” (a small rod) is inserted, which is rolled several times on the work surface. Each macaroni, visibly elongated, is slid off the ferretto and placed on a lightly floured cloth.
To prepare the goat sauce, you need to moisten the meat with white wine and let it simmer for about twenty minutes to eliminate its particularly “strong” odor. Meanwhile, prepare a sauce with olive oil, sliced onion, a few bay leaves, to which you add the goat meat that has already been simmered. Then continue with slow cooking for a couple of hours. Cook the macaroni and toss them with the goat sauce, plenty of grated pecorino cheese or hard salted ricotta.
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When was the last time you had dinner in an Italian restaurant in Canada and you thought you were dining in Italy? That’s exactly how “Ospitalità Italiana Certified”restaurants want you to feel when you visit their fine dining establishments.
Ospitalità Italiana is an official certification from Unioncamere, Italy’s federation of local Chambers of Commerce and Industry, that tells you that the food you are enjoying is unquestionably Italian: products are authentic, ingredients genuine and recipes true to the thousand year history of Italian cuisine.
Canada is home to some leading Italian Chefs. Passionate and innovative, many have refined their skills and advanced their knowledge directly in Italy. In addition, Montréal boasts a fabulous cooking school ITHQ where young aspiring chefs learn Italian technic and Italian traditional recipes from the masters.
So the next time you make reservations for an Italian dinner in a Montreal restaurant, ask if they’ve received the Ospitalità Italiana seal of approval. You will enjoy the true Italian taste.