Crostata ricotta e visciole
NEWS 2017 - ITALIAN REGIONAL FLAVOURS
Fresh ricotta gelato combined with delicious sour cherries and traditional Gentilini biscuits.
Everything has a story: whether it's humorous, intriguing or nostalgic. And all stories deserve to be told and most definitely to be heard. The history of the ricotta cheese tart with sour cherries is lost to a distant past in the narrow streets of Jewish Rome, a time when papal edicts forbade Jews from trading in dairy products. This community, that was both deeply conservative and rooted in its territory, managed to preserve the memories of its ancient kitchens that were rigidly controlled by Kosher laws. They hid the cottage cheese in a dessert. Mixed in with the cherries and covered with a layer of pastry, the ricotta is definitely the star of this tart.
These stories deserve to be handed down and they can still be found winding their way along the streets where they were born, narrow alleys where time appears to have stopped still.