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The section taken from the fat belly or cheek of a pig, consisting of alternating layers of fat and lean tissue. It can be rolled, aged, salted or smoked.
Roasted red peppers.
Thinly sliced ham from the hind legs of pigs that have been steam cooked.
Spinach soup (Friuli-Venezia Giulia).
Thick tagliatelle from Valtellina made from a mixture of buckwheat flour and all-purpose flour. They are boiled, then layered with blanched cabbage, sautéed onions and garlic, and cheese and butter.
With ragú, cheese, and butter.
Famous porcini mushrooms from the small town of Borgo Val di Taro.
Bread soup, literally “cooked bread”; usually contains bread, olive oil, and cheese.