Rice cake sweet or savory? No, it’s stupid!

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A very typical La Spezia’s local food is the torta di riso – the rice cake, in two, or even three possible versions. If you look at it from Liguria, the rice cake isthat savory one; if you come from Carrara it’s sweet (although also in La Spezia there are sweet rice cakes variants). And […]

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The Croxetti tradition and recipe from Varese Ligure

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If you travel to Italy as a pasta lover, you definitely should visit Varese Ligure in Val di Vara to admire the art of the Croxetti making, beautiful hand made pasta from Liguria. Eating Pasta is a must when visiting Italy, a culinary tradition that is reinterpreted literally in every corner of the country. There […]

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Panigacci and Testaroli: meanings and differences

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Many food specialties in La Spezia area come from the hinterland. Two of them are Panigacci and Testaroli, made from the same dough with slight differences in preparation and traditions. “But what is the difference between panigacci and testaroli?” You might wonder during a stay  between Deiva Marina and Lunigiana. It’s not easy to give […]

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The true recipe of the stuffed mussels

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Stuffed mussels, two different recipes for a traditional dish of La Spezia How about every tradition worthy of respect, even on stuffed mussels (traditional food of La Spezia) there is a bitter confrontation. n detail, it is discussed on one thing: the mortadella ham is necessary to the success of the recipe or not? As […]

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What to eat in La Spezia: a short guide through La Spezia local food

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From fish to vegetables: a quick guide to try the taste of La Spezia local cuisine “What should I eat here tonight?” The increased tourist interest in the territory of La Spezia has made this question more and more frequent. Faced with the questions of tourists (asking questions like: “What can we eat? What are the local […]

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Panigacci or Testaroli? The Lunigiana Dilemma

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If you are going out for dinner in La Spezia, you might find in the menu Testaroli and Panigacci, delicious dishes you will only find in the La Spezia area. Panigacci and Testaroli are actually typical of the Magra Valley, the inland area towards Tuscany called Lunigiana, but are very popular and common in La […]

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Food in La Spezia to buy

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As you may know, Italy has many regional food traditions, and wherever you go, you will be able to try unique local specialties. It is the case for the area of La Spezia too, although the food of Liguria is perhaps not the most famous. Pesto is a sauce for any pasta dish, and one […]

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