[lightbox link=”https://www.pilloledistoria.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/messisbugo.jpg” thumb=”https://www.pilloledistoria.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/messisbugo-300×107.jpg” width=”300″ align=”center” title=”Portrait of Christopher from Messisbugo” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=”Portrait of Christopher from Messisbugo”]Christopher from Messisbugo, cook and banquet organizer (or steward) at the Este court in Ferrara, is he to whom we owe the recipe of the most complete and varied Renaissance cuisine:Banquets, compositioni of food et general appliance“, a collection of 315 recipes dated 1549, It turned out to be a milestone in Italian culinary history.

The volume was characterized by the breadth of culinary genres treated, that contemplated the preparation of meat dishes, fish, soups, pies and soups, and the introduction of some changes that marked a significant break with the old medieval kitchen (of which, however, he kept the spices), such as the use of sugar and plenty of pasta, and not filled.

From opera Messisbugo, textually, carry the recipe “tortelli“, that fully encloses in itself the above characteristics, or a strong sweet component for a plate of stuffed pasta:

“Piglia a pound [3 It has] of zuccaro, and three pounds of almonds […], half pound of raisins, pounds two spinach, all crushed in a mortar. Mix with […] rose water. Make two thin spoils, and with bussolo [mattarello] do batters […]. the tortelletti Facts, You friggerai them in good oil and we shall put on zuccaro ( gives “Banquets, compositioni of food et general appliance” Christopher from Messisbugo, 1549).

To notice, in addition to the explosion of calories and the observance of dietary principles totally different from the modern ones, the use of fine ingredients, such as rose water, and generally, the refined fantasy of tastes, tastes and odors, that especially since the '500, identifies the Italian kitchen (photo: .archivioflaviobeninatti.com e taccuinistorici.it).[lightbox link=”https://www.pilloledistoria.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/46_0.jpg” thumb=”https://www.pilloledistoria.it/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/46_0-196×300.jpg” width=”196″ align=”center” title=”Cover the work of Messisbugo” frame=”true” icon=”image” caption=”Cover the work of Messisbugo”]