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lisa 11. August 2020 Tags: , , , , CURIOSITIES No comments
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Ferragosto Day in Italy

Closed schools, empty cities, crowded beaches, shutters with the words “We are on vacation”: this is the typical scenario in August in Italy, a month of rest.

Everywhere in Italy, August is a vacation month and therefore also rich in “sagre”, village festivals.

The 15th of this month in particular, Ferragosto is celebrated, the summer festival par excellence. It is the only summer holiday in Italy and we like to spend it in company.

The most anticipated summer festival has its origins in the history of ancient Rome and is then intertwined with the Catholic tradition. Read More


lisa 6. May 2019 Tags: , , , ITALIAN COUSINE No comments
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Pignata al fuoco

In Calabria, in the province of Vibo Valentia, the “suriaca” (or sujaca) is the bean that is typical of the area south of the Poro di Caria plain (that belongs to Drapia).

Cultivated in very fertile land, it was once the most prepared dinner of Calabrian peasants after a day of hard work in the fields.

The “suriaca nta pignata” (beans with pignata) is a typical recipe of traditional Calabrian cuisine and takes its name from the so-called “pignata”, the characteristic terracotta pot with two handles, used for the preparation of many dishes in Southern Italy.

It is a simple but very tasty dish, especially if accompanied by a glass of Calabrian “vino novello” (new wine) and enjoyed with bread.

According to tradition, to cook the “suriaca” it was necessary to fill the “pignata” with beans and water. Cooking took place over a low heat, on the embers. Read More