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Mondine – roast chestnuts in Fosciandora

Mondine – roast chestnuts in Fosciandora

The unmistakable smell of wood smoke is once again in the air as dusk arrives and the temperature starts to fall.

So the summer is over and the autumn is upon us  and what better time to light the fire and starting cooking one of the classic dishes of this area – the mondine  – roast chestnuts So just what are Mondine ? Mondine  are made by roasting chestnuts in a special steel pan, shaped like […]

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Da Aristo: Spring mondine and music

Da Aristo: Spring mondine and music

Mondine - roast chestnuts and music this weekend at the unofficial cultural centre of Barga - Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia.

It’s still chilly at night but the spring weather seems to have arrived in this area with warming sunshine during the day. People are starting to appear in the piazzas again after the long winter and this weekend at Da Aristo’s there was something different in the air. There was the unmistakable smell of wood […]

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Mondine, roast chestnuts, music and art

Mondine, roast chestnuts, music and art

its that time of year again

Mondine, roast chestnuts, music and art this weekend at the unofficial cultural centre of Barga -Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia. The regulars of Aristo’s bar in Barga Vecchia during the autumn months sit outside the bar in the piazza and roast chestnuts 2 or 3 times a year. It is a time for all the […]

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Roast chestnuts as the cold weather bites

Last month one of the great characters of Barga Vecchia, Natale Bertolini celebrated his 80th birthday. (article here) Since that day he has been talking about preparing some roast chestnuts for all the regulars in Aristo’s baras a kind of thank you for the party that was organised to celebrate his 80 years on the […]