During the 1800s, cherries were considered a niche product and limited to the wealthy only. In the area of Vignola, (near Modena) between the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th, mulberry was grown intensively for breeding silkworms. But due to the drop in price of silk caused by international competition, the local economy shifted to other types of cultivation and fruit trees replaced the mulberry. The cherry tree, in particular, had much success and became the predominant cultivated tree and is considered a premium product and it is.
Dessert at Massimo Botturo’s osteria in Modena is something you must experience, a fantastic cherry invention of local Vignola wild cherries-this dessert is perfectly executed and hits a bull’s eye. (bravo)
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