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 […]
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 – […]
"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 […]
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 […]
The first bed and breakfast in Barga, Casa Fontana opened its door to its guests in 2004. Since then Casa Fontana has pioneered the way for many other bed and breakfast establishments in this area to follow in their footsteps.
The very successful bed and breakfast establishment Casa Fontana run by Ron and Susi Gauld in Barga Vecchia celebrated the end of their summer season this evening with a party in the gardens of the house for many of their friends here in Barga. The main star of the party was without a doubt, the […]
Piazza Pascoli – Barga from the 4th to the 6th August
Street food is ready-to-eat food or drink sold by a hawker, or vendor, in a street or other public place, such as at a market or fair. It is often sold from a portable food booth, food cart, or food truck and meant for immediate consumption. Some street foods are regional, but many have spread […]
This unusual blood sausage is made using the lean pig’s head, giving it a soft consistency. After boiling the head for three hours, it is deboned and mixed with a little blood, salt, pepper and spices: primarily wild fennel, but also nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and star anise. The mixture is then packed into casings. Before […]
Marco Scaglione, the gluten free Chef was back in Barga this evening demonstrating his prowess with gluten free cooking* at the Locanda dei Mezzo, the restaurant which opened up their doors in Piazza Annunziata for the first time last summer with Francesco Piacentini and Giulio Turriani at the helm (article here) Marco Scaglione – Siciliano […]
quite simply the Food of Gods
Necci – the simplest of ingredients …. sweet chestnut flour, water and salt mixed into a thick paste and cooked between two hot plates over a flame. Two metal plates, the testi or cotte, are oiled and heated and the chestnut paste is poured onto one of the plates, the other is placed over the […]
local food is once more of interest to visitors from abroad
Thirty two students from the Arcadia University in Philadelphia USA were in Barga this week studying the concept of food as a cultural icon and signifier. They were here with their course leaders, Dr. Geoff Haywood, Charmayne Thompson and Andee Sorenson – a connoisseur of all things Tuscan, who’s well read website, Travelingnative.com carries on the front page the following text […]
A full house of people enjoying themselves at Da Riccardo’s feasting on smoked salmon and of course the traditional fare of Bashed Neeps, Tatties and Haggis.
On the 25th January 1759 the poet Robert Burns was born and on that day all over Scotland and the rest of the world where the Scots have settled, Burns Supper are organised and attended. Barga with its huge Scottish tradition of course took part in these celebrations- this year a couple of days earlier than normal. […]
Riccardo and Adele at the trattoria Da Riccardo have been keeping their customers contented and well fed for over a decade but this evening they served their last dish as Riccardo and Adele have now officially retired. Their mix of menus which have catered for visitors to Barga and local custom since 2004 will from midnight tonight, […]