local italian dishes

Pizzoccheri della Valtellina

Pizzoccheri della Valtellina – Ricetta tradizionale This is a typical dish from the Valtellina area of Lake Como, Italy. It is a pasta dish made with cheese and vegetables. Pizzoccheri pasta consists of ca. 80 % of buckwheat and of 20% simple wheat flour and its shape is similar
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Panettone is normally eaten at Christmas time. The origins of the cake appear to be ancient possibly dating back to the Roman Empire. However of all the varied legends, all of them have a common theme and that is that the Panettone originated from Milan. One legend states that it
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Missoltini with Polenta

Every region in Italy has its culinary specialities. Lake Como cuisine does not compare to the Sicilian cuisine but nonetheless it does have some tasty dishes to offer. Missoltini are typical fish found in Lake Como that are sun-dried and conserved in barrels with salt and bay
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