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Smeg is situated in Northern Italy – in Emilia Romagna, which includes some of the most famous food producing provinces of the world including Parma, Modena, Reggio Emilia and Bologna. While every region in Italy is known for a specific cuisine and speciality, only Emilia Romagna is known as the “bread basket of Italy”. Smeg’s neighbourhood boasts some of the most fertile soils which produce some of the most flavoursome specialities which are now, luckily, available around the world and in Australia.

For example, Smeg is in the heartland of Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Modena (Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Modena) and Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale di Reggio Emilia (Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia); the globally recognised delicacy, Parma ham (Prosciutto di Parma, Prosciutto di San Daniele) and the most highly prized parmesan cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano). In fact, the Bertazzoni family, who own Smeg, also raise cattle and produce their own parmesan cheese, so the importance of creating excellence in food for future generations is truly at the heart and soul of Smeg.

Certain flavours have always represented the very essence of the places from which they originate. For Smeg the love of cooking has played an integral part in its history. In fact, it’s this passion for good food and knowledge of the culinary arts which has led to the creation of Smeg’s unique appliances featuring functions that enhance and improve the flavour of food as it cooks.

Smeg also believes it is important for anyone who cooks to find an outlet for their own inventiveness by using appliances offering the very best options for traditional cooking as well as new ways of being creative with food.

Having witnessed and noted the extent to which Italian culinary culture is valued around the world, Smeg has devised the following selection of recipes which bring just a taste of Italy to you. Please enjoy!