Emilia-Romagna, home of the first tortellini, it is said that Venus, Bacchus
and Mars stopped at a local inn to spend a night. The group was noisy, and
the innkeeper was nosey.
Snooping through the keyhole, he saw the naked
Venus and was so overcome by her beauty that he shaped a pasta to resemble
her perfect navel. While we generally dislike snoops, we are grateful to
this innkeeper for his ungentlemanly behavior since it led to the creation
of the versatile and delicious pasta known as tortellini.
Try these classic recipe with tortellini: