This is one of those simple yet impossibly delicious recipes. Slowly cooking the carrots brings out a wonderful caramelized flavour. The recipe is from Marcella Hazan's Essentials of Classic Italian Cooking, where she prefaces the recipe with, "I know of no other preparation in the Italian repertory, or in other cuisines for that matter, more successful than this one in freeing the rich flavor that is locked inside the carrot". You can do the first 2 steps ahead of time, and then just rewarm in a pan with the Parmesan before serving. The recipe is supposed to serve 6, but they are so yummy, you may only get 3 servings. Enjoy!