Traditional decorated eggs from Garfagnana
Roberta Conti explaining how she made these beautiful decorated eggs using some of the wild flowers growing on the hillsides and carta crespa – crêpe paper, (textured tissue paper)
As you can hear in the above short interview (in Italiano) with Roberta Conti the eggs are decorated using wildflowers which grow only at this time of year and can only be done with eggs laid by free range chickens as they have a shell strong enough to resist the process.
The flowers are placed around the raw eggs which are covered in coloured crêpe paper and then bound in string and boiled,then allowed to cool to reveal intricate designs and colours printed onto the eggs.
We’re now used to the idea and concept of seasonal eating how about this for the added idea of seasonal decoration ?