Sant’Ilario’s Scarpette (little shoes)

Sant’Ilario’s Scarpette (little shoes)

St. Hilary from Poitiers (315 approx. – 367) is the Patron of Parma. He is celebrated tomorrow, January 13th, the day of his death. It is said that as the poor Saint passed by Parma a cobbler, seeing his broken and haggard shoes, was moved with compassion and...
Rice and Savoy Cabbage

Rice and Savoy Cabbage

Fall has finally arrived: the first cold days and the first fogs are coming, and tonight here in Parma fog is becoming quite thick! So I want to warm you up with a tasty and simple plate from the Parmesan tradition. It’s a winter soup made with simple, poor but tasty...
Fall dinners in Parma

Fall dinners in Parma

Here in Parma there are always new ideas to taste food, in the strangest ways and in the most unusual places! That’s why, in the period of the Mercanteinfiera and of the Verdi Festival, someone thought about opening the doors of some private homes to let you dine in a...
The Bema Fairy, a romantic ghost

The Bema Fairy, a romantic ghost

Today I want to tell you the story of one of the most beloved ghosts of the Parmense: the Bema Fairy. The story of this beautiful young lady of noble birth is tied up to one of the most interesting castles of the Parmense: that of Montechiarugolo. She was probably...