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Liguria – Food

Star of the Ligurian cuisine is the Extra Virgin Olive Oil, produced mostly in the province of Imperia with the delicious Taggiasche Olives.

Different kinds of vegetables are grown in the region: the “beef heart” tomato, the “trumpet zucchini”basil from Pràasparagus and artichokes from Albenga, honey and wild herbs.

Among the typical varieties of pasta: trofie (made with flour and water), corzetti (thin discs of pasta), linguine or trenette (flat spaghetti to cook with beans and potatoes and seasoned with pesto) and pansoti (no-meat ravioli). Among the typical dressings, pesto (basil, garlic, salt, cheese and extra virgin olive oil and walnut sauce) and walnut sauce, traditionally used as a dressing for pansoti.

Some of the traditional dishes from Liguria are: focaccia (also in variants with onions and sage), the famous Recco cheese focaccia (two thin layers of dough stuffed with soft cheese), testaroli or panigacci (dough disks made with flour and water cooked in stone containers, called “testi”), panissa, a sort of porridge made from chickpea flour, farinata, the torta pasqualina (Easter quiche), Cappon Magro, a cold dish with fish and vegetables in jelly, Burridda (shellfish stew with vegetables).

Last but not least, among the desserts, the famous pandolce Genoese and the sacripantina (sponge cake with custard).

 

 

DOC WINES IN LIGURIA:
Cinque Terre o Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà
Colli di Luni
Colline di Levanto
Golfo del Tigullio-Portofino o Portofino
Pornassio o Ormeasco di Pornassio
Riviera Ligure di Ponente
Rossese di Dolceacqua o Dolceacqua
Val Polcevera

SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA IN LIGURIA:
Fresh and dried fruit:
Valleggia apricot
Dried Calizzano and Murialdo chestnut
Savona Chinotto

Cheeses and dairy products:
Brigasca sheep Toma

Legumes:
Badalucco, Conio and Pigna beans

Vegetables:
Vessalico garlic
Albenga violet asparagus
Perinaldo artichoke
Rose syrup

Fish, sea food and fish products:
Camogli Tonnarella
Noli Gulf artisanal fishers

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Vara Valley black cock
Cabannina cow

Spices, wild herbs and condiments:
Bitter orange flower water

ARK OF TASTE PRODUCTS (SLOW FOOD FOUNDATION) IN LIGURIA
Fresh and dried fruit:
Five Ribs apple
Priest Bite apple
Cappelletta apple
Carla di Finale apple
Cichinetta apple
Roncallina apple
Teresa apple
Garden hazelnut
Del Rosso hazelnut
Tapparona hazelnut
Boccone pear

Cheeses and dairy products:
Bruzzu
Argentina Valley Formaggetta
Triora mountain pasture cheese
Molana
Prescinseûa

Legumes:
Orco Feglino red chickpeas
Moco

Oils:
Lantesca Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Vegetables:
Pignona onion
Genovese red onion
Quarantina potato
Seborga black tomato
Rose syrup
Rocchetta pumpkin

Bread and baked goods:
Tira

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Brigasca sheep
Cabannina cow

Wines and grapes:
Cinque Terre Sciacchetrà
Scimiscià

DOP PRODUCTS (Italian Protected Designation of Origin) IN LIGURIA:
Oils:
Riviera Ligure

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Genovese basil

IGP PRODUCTS (Protected Geographical Indication) IN LIGURIA:
Fish, sea food and fish products:
Ligurian Sea salt-cured anchovy

Bread and baked goods:
Recco Focaccia with cheese

 

 

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