celebrity chef  January 2009

Back to Blogging with Chef Lorenzo Boni’s Gourmet Recipes

We had a slow start this year with the Italian Food Lovers [...]

We had a slow start this year with the Italian Food Lovers blogs, mostly because we have been focusing on completing the launch of the new Academia Barilla website. Our blogging team has been heavily involved with the development of the content side for the new website, and this kept us from blogging with our usual frequency.

While the Academia Barilla website is now completed, as well as all the new website features we invite you to explore, we are now working on the restyle/redesign of the Academia Barilla online store, that will be released in its new version soon.

We love our blog and we couldn’t stay away from it, so here we are again, back to blogging.

Since you can now discover gourmet recipes from the Italian regional gastronomic tradition at the new Academia Barilla website, we asked Barilla Executive Chef Lorenzo Boni to provide us with a recipe from our beloved region, Emilia-Romagna, and he provided us with a recipe for a classic dish: Veal Cotoletta alla Bolognese, that Chef Boni pairs with a side of Asparagus Tips and Cherry Tomatoes sautéed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Ready? Let’s go to the kitchen!

A recipe by Chef Lorenzo Boni
(serves 4)


- 4 Veal chops, 12 oz each
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups, freshly grated bread crumbs
- 4 slices, Academia Barilla Prosciutto di Parma
- 1 very thin cup, Academia Barilla Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved
- 1/2 cup, Veal demi-glace or concentrated stock
- 1 cup cream
- fresh white Truffles, to taste (jarred white truffles optional)
- few drops truffle oil, optional
- 1 bunch asparagus
- 2 tablespoon Academia Barilla Unfiltered extra virvin olive oil
- Giada De Laurentiis Selected by Academia Barilla Natural Sea Salt with Lemon Zest, to taste
- Academia Barilla Cherry Tomatoes, to taste
- black pepper, to taste


Pound the meat so that it is 1/3 inch in thickness, season with sea salt and pepper and dust with flour.

Dip each slice in beaten eggs and then cover in bread crumbs. Fry both sides of the chop in butter, discarding the excess.

Cover each chop with truffles, a slice of Academia Barilla Prosciutto di Parma, and Academia Barilla Parmigiano Reggiano.

Deglaze with a little cream and veal jus and place it in the oven to melt for a few minutes.


Serve with vegetables on the side, we suggest asparagus tips and cherry tomatoes sautéed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sauté the asparagus and cherry tomatoes in the Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil over medium heat. Season with the Lemon Sea Salt and black pepper to taste.

Thank you Lorenzo for sharing your first recipe and chef tips of the year with us!

We will be back to blogging properly soon – in the meanwhile, we invite you to explore our new website and to keep an eye (or a click) on the soon-to-be-relaunched Academia Barilla online store!

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