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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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It’s December – Polenta di Neccio and Ossi di Maiale

It’s December – 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 still a little sprinkling of snow on mountain peaks surrounding the city and more maybe forecast 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 […]

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It’s December – Polenta di Neccio and Ossi di Maiale

It’s December – 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 still little sprinkling of snow on mountain peaks surrounding the city and more forecast 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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It’s December – Polenta di Neccio and Ossi di Maiale

It’s December – 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 snow on mountain peaks surrounding the city  and more forecast 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 – Polenta made from sweet […]

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It’s December – time for Polenta di Neccio and Ossi di Maiale

It’s December – time for Polenta di Neccio and Ossi di Maiale

The weather forecast from David Sesto, our resident weather expert says the following: The latest updates and the  observation of temperature and humidity as well as satellite images and radar, raise the odds of snow in the next few hours. Currently in Barga  the temperature is -1.8 degrees with rather dry air (77% rh). The […]

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Polenta di Neccio – Ossi di Maiale

The weather forecast says there is snow on the way.  It should have been here today.   Yes the temperature has dropped down to almost freezing,  but out there is no sign of any snow …  so far.  We sit and wait for the first real evidence of the winter to arrive.  This evening there […]

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Polenta and Ossi at L'osteria

Although there are a few visitors to Barga wandering through the piazza during the day, it has to be said that this time of year Barga Vecchia is still a pretty quiet place but you would not have thought so had you passed through Piazza Angelio last night. Riccardo’s L’osteria was full to bursting with […]

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Polenta di Neccio – Ossi di Maiale

Chestnuts – When this area was hit by famine, it was the food ingredient that kept many people alive. Dried chestnuts ground into flour is still known in Garfagnana as “the poor mans flour”.  One of the most delicious dishes that can be found during the winter months in Barga is polenta di neccio – […]