Federico Fellini’s Cappelletti In Brodo

Federico Fellini

Federico Fellini

Film Director & Screenwriter
1920 – 1993

Rimini in Italy is perhaps best known for its mile-long beach and rich history. But the city was also the home to one of the 20th century’s greatest filmmakers – Federico Fellini.

During his almost 50-year long career as a filmmaker, Fellini wrote and directed a series of cinematic masterpieces. With his characteristic style – portraying serious subjects through joy – his films captured the hearts of millions all over the world.

Federico has also been rewarded with a large number of awards for his contribution to cinema. Just to mention a few, four of his films have been awarded with Academy Awards and one of his most influential films, La Dolce Vita, received the prestigious Palme d’Or in Cannes in 1960.

A recurring feature in Fellini’s films was food and family meals. And maybe that was because of Federico’s great love for his family members’ cooking. This recipe for Cappelletti in Brodo is a pasta dish Federico’s sister Maddalena used to make for Christmas. The dish is very typical of the Rimini region and a Christmas without Cappelletti in Brodo is by the locals considered a Christmas incomplete.

Photo: Federico Fellini, Venice Film Festival 1990

Federico Fellini’s Cappelletti In Brodo
Clarifying notes by Ankarsrum are marked in red

Ingredients

Portions: –
Metric
US
8 cups of meat broth

Pasta dough

4,2 cups flour
6 eggs
salt

Filling

3,5 oz pork loin
3,5 oz chicken breast
3,5 oz veal
2 tbsp butter
1,8 oz mortadella
3,5 oz ricotta cheese
1 egg
3,5 oz fresh caciotta cheese, grated
5,3 oz parmesan cheese, grated
nutmeg
salt

Directions

Step 1

Fry the meat (pork, chicken and veal) in a pan with butter. Leave to cool. Dice the meat and the mortadella and then mince.

Step 2

Mix together with the egg, ricotta, fresh cheese, parmesan, a pinch of nutmeg and salt. Set aside.

Step 3

Place the flour on a pasta board and scoop a hole in the middle. Break the 6 eggs into it and add the salt. Use a fork to mix the ingredients together. Knead the dough until it’s smooth and elastic. Roll out the dough very thinly.

Step 4

Cut the dough into 4 cm squares or circles and place the filling in little mounds on top of them.

Step 5

Close up each cappelletti, using your fingers to firmly seal the pasta. Leave them to dry in a cool place.

Step 6

Skim the fat off the broth, then pour it into a large pan. As soon as it starts to boil, add the cappelletti and boil them for about 10 minutes. Serve nice and hot with plenty of parmesan.

Make it easier with Ankarsrum Assistent Original

Grind the meats using the Ankarsrum Assistent Original grinder and the 6-mm grinder disc and mix the pasta dough using the kettle, dough roll and dough knife.

Use the Ankarsrum accessory Pasta Roller Lasagna with your Assistent Original to flatten the dough properly.

 

Recipe by curtesy of: Francesca Fabbri Fellini – ‘A tavola con Fellini- ricette da Oscar della sorella Maddalena’.”

Evangelos Katsioulis’s Blue Ribbon Apple pie

Evangelos Katsioulis’s Blue Ribbon Apple pie Evangelos Katsioulis’s Blue Ribbon Apple pie

Try this apple pie, favored by the the man with the world’s highest IQ – Evangelos Katsioulis.

Evangelos Katsioulis’s Blue Ribbon Apple pie
Evangelos Katsioulis’s Blue Ribbon Apple pie

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard’s Schwarzer Kuchen

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard’s Schwarzer Kuchen Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard’s Schwarzer Kuchen

Try this delightful chocolate cake which is a favorite of Nobel Prize-winning biologist Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard.

Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard’s Schwarzer Kuchen
Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard’s Schwarzer Kuchen

Søren Kierkegaard’s Chicken Noodle soup

Søren Kierkegaard’s Chicken Noodle soup Søren Kierkegaard’s Chicken Noodle soup

Prepare the same chicken noodle soup as the existentialist philosopher Søren Kierkegaard grew up eating.

Søren Kierkegaard’s Chicken Noodle soup
Søren Kierkegaard’s Chicken Noodle soup

Jackson Pollock’s Biscuit Supreme

Jackson Pollock’s Biscuit Supreme Jackson Pollock’s Biscuit Supreme

Make the same biscuits as the famed action painter Jackson Pollock used to savor.

Jackson Pollock’s Biscuit Supreme
Jackson Pollock’s Biscuit Supreme

Richard G. Rosner’s Charoset

Richard G. Rosner’s Charoset Richard G. Rosner’s Charoset

Discover this sweet and tart apple and nut paste which the ultra intelligent TV producer Rick Rosner indulges in every Easter.

Richard G. Rosner’s Charoset
Richard G. Rosner’s Charoset

Gustaf Dalén’s mini pancakes with jam

Gustaf Dalén’s mini pancakes with jam Gustaf Dalén’s mini pancakes with jam

Cook the mini pancakes that inventor and Nobel prize winner Gustaf Dalén considered a favorite.

Gustaf Dalén’s mini pancakes with jam
Gustaf Dalén’s mini pancakes with jam

Ella Fitzgerald’s Chicken Marengo

Ella Fitzgerald’s Chicken Marengo Ella Fitzgerald’s Chicken Marengo

Get inspired by the Queen of Jazz and make a delicious chicken stew.

Ella Fitzgerald’s Chicken Marengo
Ella Fitzgerald’s Chicken Marengo

Nelson Mandela’s Umphokoqo

Nelson Mandela’s Umphokoqo Nelson Mandela’s Umphokoqo

Prepare the delicious corn meal porridge that Nobel prize winner and humanitarian Nelson Mandela ate in his childhood.

Nelson Mandela’s Umphokoqo
Nelson Mandela’s Umphokoqo

Friedrich Nietzsche’s Hobelspäne

Friedrich Nietzsche’s Hobelspäne Friedrich Nietzsche’s Hobelspäne

Try these crispy and delicious pastries that German philosopher Friedrich Nietszhe’s grandmother baked for him in his childhood.

Friedrich Nietzsche’s Hobelspäne
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Hobelspäne

August Strindberg’s green soup

August Strindberg’s green soup August Strindberg’s green soup

Prepare the heartwarming soup that author August Strindberg enjoyed while being a student.

August Strindberg’s green soup
August Strindberg’s green soup

Ingvar Kamprad’s Fine Pike Paté

Ingvar Kamprad’s Fine Pike Paté Ingvar Kamprad’s Fine Pike Paté

Experience pike paté at its best using the childhood recipe of IKEA’s founder Ingvar Kamprad.

Ingvar Kamprad’s Fine Pike Paté
Ingvar Kamprad’s Fine Pike Paté

Selma Lagerlöf’s Redcurrant Pockets

Selma Lagerlöf’s Redcurrant Pockets Selma Lagerlöf’s Redcurrant Pockets

Bake the delicious red currant pastry which the Nobel prize-winning author Selma Lagerlöf used to indulge in.

Selma Lagerlöf’s Redcurrant Pockets
Selma Lagerlöf’s Redcurrant Pockets