Chef Biography

Maria Salcuni was born in the middle of WW II in 1943, in Polla, Salerno, Italy.  She was trained in the kitchen by her grandmother, Angelina, and in 1972, the family opened Tenda Rossa as a pizzeria. Eight years later they changed the style to a higher end Italian restaurant.  In May of 2000, the Great Chefs television team arrived to tape Chef Maria Salcuni for the Discovery Channel’s Great Chefs of the World television series (episodes 226 and 257).

Chef Maria has since turned over the kitchen responsibilities to her daughter, Maria, and son-in-law, Cristian, but still is involved to this day, in 2016.


Wild Baby Fennel Cannelloni with Rosemary Rabbi

Print Wild Baby Fennel Cannelloni with Rosemary Rabbi By Great Chefs October 12, 2016 Oh, those Italian eggs! Extra large with huge orange- yellow yolks, they give Chef Maria Salcuni’s pasta a golden color. If the eggs you find aren’t very large, you may find you need to add an extra egg to get the […]

Cherry Mousse Millefeuille

Serving: 4 Print Cherry Mousse Millefeuille By Great Chefs October 18, 2015 Spectacular and delicious, these millefeuilles are everything you want in a dessert. The spiced cherry compote becomes a blush pink mousse and a deep red sauce. The mousse is stacked with four tuiles and topped with a caramel-dipped cherry. But such a garnish […]

Tomato Soup and Calamari

Serving: 4 Print Tomato Soup and Calamari By Great Chefs October 14, 2015 Called a soup, this dish reduces tomatoes to their essence, thickened with soaked bread. The tomatoes are cooked until nearly dry, and are almost a sauce. They gain a little heat from a bit of hot pepper. Light crisp calamari are presented […]

Restaurant Information

Address: Piazza del Monumento, 9, 50020 Cerbaia FI, Italy
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