Thursday, March 4, 2010

Battle of Soffritto!

Place: Flumeri, a little town in Avellino known for its enormous Baronia pasta factory. 
Time: Last Sunday, all day.
 Event:  The 3rd annual Battle of Soffito di Maile organizzed by Condotta Slow Food Irpinia Colline dell'Ufita e Taurasi / Comune di Flumeri

Soffritto is a pork dish that is sauteed in oil, with peppers, onions or other ingredients depending on the local recipe and tradition.  (In Naples, for example, tomato sauce is added).
The 'battle' was between 12 communities.  Each sharing their cooking, wine and culture on a sunny Campania afternoon.  Fun..but serious.  Each community had to present their dishes to the judges.  Bragging rights were up for this one.  Great food, great wine, great fun!

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