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Roberto Salvateci – Panettone in Piazza

Roberto Salvateci – Panettone in Piazza

Although originally conceived in the north of Italy, one of the traditional Christmas fare in this area is without a doubt – the panettone.

Roberto Salvateci took part in the “Panettone Day” contest in Rome last October and walked away with the prize for the best Panettone in Tuscany and the sixth best on a national level. He was here in Barga this afternoon with his now famous Panettone and offering slices to the people in the piazza outside […]

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Pasticerria F.lli Lucchesi: Prize winning Panettone

Pasticerria F.lli Lucchesi: Prize winning Panettone

Panettone prepared with lievito madre - natural yeast which first came into existence in 1964.

The Pasticerria F.lli Lucchesi have just been presented with the first prize in the 9° Concorso Gastronomico Nazionale sul Castagno: “MARRONI, CASTAGNE E FARINA DI CASTAGNE: I DOLCI” held every year in San Zeno di Montagna in Verona. Their prize winning entry was their now famous Panettone but this time with the added ingredient of local […]

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Panettone festa in Barga

Panettone festa in Barga

Panettone prepared with lievito madre - natural yeast which first came into existence in 1964.

It would appear that there is no escaping it,  Christmas is just around the corner. The figure of Father Christmas which once upon a time was unseen in this area is gradually becoming more and more evident but it would seem that tradition is also standing its ground as the figure of the Befana is […]