Friday, 1 October 2010

GOURMET WORDS FROM THE ITALIAN RIVIERA: CORZETTI (FIGURE 8-SHAPED PASTA TWISTS)

The Val Polcevera (a valley set in the entroterra of Genoa) is the homeland of corzetti, yummy figure 8-shaped pasta twists. A stronghold of the Genoese culinary tradition, corzetti are at their best eaten with a spoon and served with pine nut sauce (the most recent mortar sauce) as well as mushroom or meat (try rabbit) sauces. Once upon a time, they were a traditional New Year’s Eve must: marjoram joined the dough and dressing turned to pork meat sauce. The DOC Val Polcevera also provides the most suitable (and philological) wine matching: Bianco (white) with pine nut sauce and Red (rosso) with meat sauces.

Luisa Puppo
Ligucibario

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