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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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Barga in Cioccolato – Theobroma – Torta Sacher

Barga in Cioccolato – Theobroma – Torta Sacher

Sachertorte is a specific type of chocolate cake, or torte, invented by Austrian Franz Sacher in 1832 for Prince Wenzel von Metternich in Vienna, Austria. It is one of the most famous Viennese culinary specialties. 5th December is National Sachertorte Day

domenica 10 dicembre, dalle ore 16:00 alle ore 18:00, il nostro Luigi ti mostrerà la sua personale interpretazione della Torta Sacher, tradizionale Austriaca, dove il cioccolato è il protagonista indiscusso. Durante la preparazione ti saranno spiegati i passaggi più importanti, dal Pan di Spagna realizzato con burro e cioccolato fuso, alla farcitura e glassatura, ed […]

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Winter food – Polenta di Neccio and Ossi di Maiale

Winter food – Polenta di Neccio and Ossi di Maiale

It has to be said that it is not a pretty looking dish but the combination of highly salted bones and sweet chestnut is something to be savoured.

There is fresh snow on mountain peaks surrounding the city and more maybe forecast for Sunday so what about some serious food to keep all those thoughts of a freezing winter at bay ? What could be better than that classic dish for this time of year; Polenta di Neccio and Ossi di Maiale – […]

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Barga in Cioccolato – Theobroma – Capolavori di dolcezza

Barga in Cioccolato – Theobroma – Capolavori di dolcezza

"cioccolato atzeco" lavorato a freddo con fave di cacao criollo Theobroma Pentagona

The icecream and chocolate workshop Theobroma on the occasion of the Barga in Chocolate Festival from 8 to 10 December, has organised a series of demonstrations on the process of chocolate making by the mâitre chocolatier Luigi Gori. Homemade panettone: Rum and Chocolate (Chocolate in drops of pure origin Ecuador and Rum Blanco Legendario), Chocolate […]

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Chestnut festa in Barga – Barga castagna 2017

Chestnut festa in Barga – Barga castagna 2017

A weekend of festa in Barga all based around the humble chestnut organised by the ArtComm Barga, the Pro Loco and the  Associazione Città del Castagno.     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 […]

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