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Continua la sagra della Polenta e Uccelli

Continua la sagra della Polenta e Uccelli

La Sagra della Polenta e Uccelli continua come un treno verso il successo: passato il primo fine settimana, ci si avvia verso la seconda e ultima “tre giorni” di polenta, carni in umido e alla griglia e divertimento che chiuderanno la 43° edizione della sagra di Filecchio. Ma da alcuni anni è ormai diventata tradizione […]

 Sara Moscardini

Filecchio entra nell’Associazione “Polentari d’Italia”

Filecchio entra nell’Associazione “Polentari d’Italia”

La Sagra Polenta e Uccelli di Filecchio, la manifestazione più longeva del Barghigiano e tra le prime della Valle del Serchio, ha deciso di festeggiare il traguardo delle 43 edizioni con una proposta speciale. I tanti volontari della Sagra stanno infatti portando a termine un progetto in cantiere da qualche anno, vale a dire l’affiliazione […]

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Polenta di Neccio and 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 winter to arrive once again  This evening there are Comune workers  […]

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2nd Annual Polenta in the Piazza

It’s funny how tradition we make ourselves. The Polenta in the Piazza is a good example. It started only last year with the idea of making some polenta in the piazza and eating outside to celebrate the last sunshine of the autumn. It was also kind of a ceremonial retaking of the piazza after the […]

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Final harvest in the barganews vegetable garden

Maybe now is the right time to bring you all up to speed on just what has been happening in the barganews vegetable garden. The last article was written during the first week in August and was entitled “It’s harvest time in the barganews vegetable garden” In it we wrote: Lettuce and courgettes, green beans, […]

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The Paioli Percussionists of Piazza Angelio

The third evening of the 10 day Piazzette Festa in Barga and people are already starting to wilt a bit at the edges. It’s a hard old life. For some of the audience waiting on the steps of Piazza Angelio for the live concert to start this evening, the wait just became too long … […]

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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 – […]