Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Balsamic vinegar
Balsamic vinegar of Modena

The Balsamic Vinegar is one of the most famous products of my born town: Modena.

Even if I work in Florence and love this town, I love to say everybody that I was born in Modena, a small town full of traditions.

The Black Gold ( that’s another way to call it) is one of this!

That’ s why I insert this amazing product in the category of the best Made In Italy.

The real Balsamic Vinegar

Of course, I mean the real one!

In the market you can find many Balsamic Vinegar, very different prices.

And not all of them have hight quality.

You have to know that there is a Disciplinare di Produzione ( production specifications) that all the producers must follow if they want to use the name Aceto Balsamico di Modena.

Balsamic Vinegar Barrel

The Balsamic Vinegar is made of few ingredients, but it needs a long period of aging.

In Modena, many families have their own little production and during the last century, a little barrel of balsamic vinegar ( good to start a new production) was the present for a couple who was getting married.

So you can imagine that many producers have a very samll production and really take care of it.

L’Originale Balsamic Vinegar

L’Originale is made of passionate people of Modena who decided to promote the Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and go in the territory to look for the best Balsamic Vinegar, produced only with high-quality raw material, following all the old traditions.

L'Originale aceto Balsamico

In their blog, they explain everything about the Black Gold of Modena and I find it very interesting.

It is possible to buy The Original Balsamic Vinegar from their web site and they offer a 10% discount to all my friends.

Here is the wb site

To get the 10% discount insert the code L-O20FIRENZE.

Enjoy the real Made in Italy!!!


Cooking with Carlotta is the best way to learn how to make the real italian food!


Carlotta is an Italian lady who was born in Emilia Romagna, a region famous for Parmesan, lasagne, Parma ham.

She grow up looking at her grandmother cooking, and of course, she also learned how to cook amazing dishes.

She could see her grandmother cooking passionately, with love.

Organizing every day good dishes for her family, eating together after a working day, or to celebrate the weekend with some traditional food.

Cooking is a nice way to carry on the family.

And Carlotta knows it well.


I know… Emilia Romagna is not so famous as Tuscany.

But it is the reagion of fresh home-made pasta, area of gastronomic excellence.

Making fresh home-made pasta in Emilia Romagna is a must.

In any town you can find many fresh pasta shops and restaurants where you see ladies rolling the pasta with their hands.

And you can believe me if I say that THIS IS ART!

The first book about cooking was written after that Italy was unified in 1861 by Pellegrino Artusi a man who was born in Romagna and moved to Florence.


And as Pellegrino did many years ago, even Carlotta moved to Tuscany with all her cooking secrets….

In her stone house typical of the hills around Florence, she organizes cooking classes where guests can enjoy the real Italian atmosphere.

You will see how easy is to make pasta and will prepare it together with Carlotta.

Italy is a small country and in any region you can find some typical dishes and fresh products.

During her lessons, Carlotta teaches about special dishes of several regions, how to make pasta, but even the right pasta sauce, risotto, vegetarian dishes.

And of corse you will learn also how to make special dolce, whic is the perfect end of any meal.

A cooking lesson is a special experience about italian life.

You find here the web site of Carlotta and…..enjoy the real italian food!!