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What to Eat in Modena, Italy

Modena is well known for its rich and varied cuisine. There are many meat products, from hams and salamis, as well as the famous Modenese dish: Zampone. This is usually quite fatty and hardy and served during the holidays. Zampone is the hoof of a pig stuffed with other flavorful meats. It's usually served with polenta and lentils. Modena also made a very important contribution to the Italian pasta culture, this comes in the form of tortellini and tortelloni, delicate and small knots of pasta filled with delicious stuffing.
In general, most dishes in Modena have a base of pork, from Cappello da prete to ciccioli and pesto modenese. Of course, we can't forget about Parmigiano-Reggiano, which even if it originates from neighboring Parma is also common in all Modenese cuisine.If you are looking for Michelin Star dining than it's a must to stop by Osteria Francescana, an innovative restaurant that is ranked among the top of the world, creating delicious, imaginative dishes using local Italian cooking and a worldly fusion.