Hi! I'm Maddalena.

4.7 (1 reviews)
wilmaCesarina from 2018
My speciality: Pumpkin risotto
I live in: Milan
I speak: Italian, English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Maddalena has always had a true passion for traditional Lombardo cooking. Between traditional recipes, books on typical dishes and cookery courses, this Cesarina also became a partner at a cooking school. With time, she became a true expert of Milanese gastronomy, even giving lectures on the subject at The University of the Third Age.

Today she welcomes us into her home in the centre of Milan, a stone’s throw away from the famous Quadrilatero della Moda and Porta Garibaldi. Milan’s main attractions, such as the Pinacoteca di Brera, La Scala and the Duomo al Castello Sforzesco are just a short walk from her appartment– or a metro ride, if you’re feeling a bit lazy. Maddalena’s house is basically the perfect place to start discovering the city.

My specialities

- Chisolini (fried gnocchi with salami selection)

- Pumpkin risotto

- California beef (named after a small town near Milan)

- Buttered cauliflower

- ‘Charlotte Milanese’ (apple, sultana and pine nut dessert)

- Fitascetta (a speciality from the Como area)

- Milanese-style creamed asparagus

- Salt cod pie

- Green beans in ‘sweet and sour’ sauce

- Crema del Lario dessert

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Find out what people thought of their experience with Maddalena

Signora Maddalena was a lovely host and we had a nice evening with interesting conversations. The meal was delicious and a perfect introduction to the Milanese kitchen. It would have been nice to start the evening with an "aperitivo" and end it with a coffee.

Hans Renfer

September 2017