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La Barchetta del Cacciucco

La Barchetta del Cacciucco

ASD Barga and ASD Volley Barga

This evening Friday 26th July, tomorrow and Sunday at the the Johnny Moscardini football stadium – “La barchetta del Cacciucco”. Three evenings dedicated to an extensive fish menu organised by ASD Barga and ASD Volley Barga.

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Zafferano di Barga – The Barga Saffron

Zafferano di Barga –  The Barga Saffron

Local produce can now be bought in Barga Vecchia

A new shop has just opened up in BARGA VECCHIA – Zafferano di Barga – The Barga Saffron The ribbon was cut yesterday by the new owners of the business, Silvia Bacci and Francesco Toschi, helped along by the new Mayor of Barga, Caterina Campani. The couple run the azienda biologia Conca d’oro in nearby […]

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Castagnaccio – the classic dish with chestnut flour

Castagnaccio – the classic dish with chestnut flour

The humble sweet chestnut has been an important ingredient in the Mediterranean diet – Homer mentions them, and Pliny even says which kinds were grown in Southern Italy.

With time their cultivation spread throughout the peninsula, because they were one of the few food crops that could be grown on steep mountain slopes, and also one of the few crops that could be expected to provide sustenance through the long winter months. By the middle ages castagne were the staple food of the […]

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9th annual Castagnaccio del Natale Trophy

9th annual Castagnaccio del Natale Trophy

1st - Emiliana Santi, 2nd - Federica Brizi, 3rd - Tiziana Faccio, 4th - Barbara Santoni, 5th - Roberta Guidi

The ninth annual Castagnaccio contest took place in Barga Vecchia this evening (the first contest 2010 can be seen here, 2011 is here   2012  2013, 2014  2015  2016  2017 ) In 2010 there were just 6 contestants fighting it out for the honour of preparing the best traditional castagnaccio – the classic sweet dish from this area made from chestnut flour. Last […]

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Fish and chip festival PLUS gluten free

Fish and chip festival PLUS gluten free

3, 4, 5 Agosto 10, 11, 12 Agosto

The Sagra del fish and chips, organised by the AS Barga until the 16th August at the stadio “Johnny Moscardini” has once again offered the possibility of fish and chips gluten-free. Working with the Associazione Italiana Celiachia, they are now offering not just fish and chips but also pizza, crepes and deserts prepared by Theobroma for […]

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Wedding celebrations, kilts and fish and chips

Wedding celebrations, kilts and fish and chips

Norman Bradford and Amelia Zambonini

Norman Bradford and Amelia Zambonini were married today in Palazzo Pancrazi in Barga Vecchia. The bride, groom and family then moved on to the Hotel Moorings to celebrate before finally later on that evening enjoying the traditional meal of fish and chips at the Fish and Chip Festival.

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Giro di Boa opens in Barga Vecchia

Giro di Boa opens in Barga Vecchia

a new fish restaurant by the Orsucci family

Barga Vecchia is a mediaeval city with a protective wall surrounding it. Its history dates back centuries long before the invention of the car therefore the streets inside the wall are narrow winding and sometimes steep. Basically there are two main roads – one sneaking up to the Duomo at the top of the city […]

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Exhibition – Menu – Locanda di Mezzo, Barga

Exhibition – Menu – Locanda di Mezzo, Barga

Fabrizio Da Prato, Giorgia Madiai, Keane, and Stefano Tommasi - original artworks for the new Menu with Gianluigi Guarnotta and Andrea Cortopassi

Arte In Sala   A menu should tease the senses, especially smell and taste. however, when artworks and artistic photographs of mouthwatering dishes are added, sight becomes involved as well, as do the hearts and souls of viewer and creator. The menu at la locanda di mezzo is an artist’s menu, reminiscent of the artist’s […]

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Monthly market in Barga Vecchia with polenta

Monthly market in Barga Vecchia with polenta

The Polentari from Filecchio were in Barga Vecchia this week end offering to the public freshly prepared polenta

Every month we publish a series of images from the market held in Barga every second Sunday in the month. Some months there is a good influx of people, some months less. In amongst the usual Barbie dolls, bric a brac, Mussolini busts and religious icons, this month here has been a concerted effort to […]

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Locanda – Popeating and Pop Tarot

Locanda – Popeating and Pop Tarot

Full article in the PopEating magazine featuring Francesco Piacentini, Giulio Turriani at The Locanda in Barga Vecchia

A Barga, sulle colline lucchesi, i giovanissimi fondatori della Locanda di Mezzo mettono al centro le idee per far evolvere la cucina della Garfagnana attraverso un nuovo codice Affacciata sulla prima piazzetta che si incontra all’ingresso di Barga, uno dei borghi più belli d’Italia, la Locanda di mezzo è un prezioso laboratorio di elaborazioni di […]

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Theobroma: Show Cooking – Pan di Spagna – sponge cake

Theobroma: Show Cooking – Pan di Spagna – sponge cake

show cooking with Luigi Gori at the Theobroma in Barga Vecchia

Show Cooking sulla lavorazione dei dolci Tornano i nostri speciali Show Cooking, a cura del nostro mâitre pâtissier chocolatier Luigi Gori, e proseguono all’insegna della lavorazione dei dolci. Dopo il successo ottenuto con la serie di Show Cooking sulla lavorazione del cioccolato lo scorso dicembre in occasione del Festival Barga in Cioccolato (article here) , […]

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8th annual Castagnaccio del Natale Trophy

8th annual Castagnaccio del Natale Trophy

1st - Manuela Baldisseri, 2nd -Tiziana Faccio, 3rd - Monica Marchi, 4th - Cinzia Giusti, 5th - Barbara Santoni

The eighth annual Castagnaccio contest took place in Barga Vecchia this evening (the first contest 2010 can be seen here, 2011 is here   2012  2013, 2014  2015  2016 ) In 2010 there were just 6 contestants fighting it out for the honour of preparing the best traditional castagnaccio – the classic sweet dish from this area made from chestnut flour. Last […]

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