Fagiolate rionali

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Fagiolate rionali

“Fagioli grassi” are without any doubt the most famous dish connected with the long tradition of Carnival food: simple, obviously a peasant dish, but rich in tasty ingredients. In fact hundreds of kilos of beans mixed with salami and rolls of pigskin are already boiling in huge cauldrons on Saturday evening, to be served to townspeople from the early hours of Sunday morning.
The tradition of charity beanfeasts dates from the Middle Ages, when beans, an important part of common people’s diets, were distributed to the poor by Ivrea confraternities.
We are also told that, once a year, the nobles of Ivrea used to give the poorest families pulses and dried beans, allowing them to use ovens to cook them free, the only concessions among the countless taxes that led them to starvation.

Food and party: “fagiolate”

  • Bellavista (viale Kennedy 1)
    Tasting Saturday, February 19th at 20.30. Distribution Sunday, February 20th 9.30.
    http://www.fagiolatapopolareivrea.it/
  • San Giovanni (piazza Boves)
    Tasting Saturday, February 19th at 20.30. Distribution Sunday, February 20th 9.30..
  • Montenavale (via Montenavale 8 )
    Tasting Saturday, February 26th 22.00. Distribution Sunday, February 27th 9:00 am
  • Torre Balfredo (presso Casa Giuseppina – Via Frandina 2)
    Tasting and distribution Sunday, February 27th 10:30
  • Cuj dij Vigne (Lago S. Michele, ristorante Modina)
    Distribuzione penultima domenica di Carnevale ore 9.30. Degustazione il sabato sera ore 21.30.
  • Santissimi Pietro e Donato (via San Pietro Martire 11)
    Distribuzione penultima domenica di Carnevale ore 9.00. Degustazione il sabato sera ore 21.00.
  • Cuj d’via Palma (via IV Martiri)
    Tasting Saturday, February 26th 21.30. Distribution Sunday, February 27th at 9.30.
  • San Lorenzo (Ex Polveriera via Lago San Michele)
    Tasting Saturday, March 5th 22.00. Distribution Sunday, March 6th 9.00
  • San Bernardo (piazza della Chiesa)
    Tasting Saturday, March 5th at 21.30. Distribution Sunday, March 6th 10:30
  • Via Dora Baltea
    Tasting Saturday, March 5th at 21.30. Distribution Sunday, March 6th 10:30
  • Castellazzo (piazza Maretta)
    Distribution: Sunday, March 6th 8.00.