Category archives: Food



As many recipes of Ligurian cuisine, octopus and potatoes is very simple and quick to prepare. To have a perfect dish you have to respect the cooking time and use a very good Ligurian extra-virgin olive oil and Taggiasca high quality olives. Moreover, if you prepare it for a picnic or an excursion, it is a perfect cold dish you can easily prepare the previous afternoon and keep in a glass can.

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For a snack, as aperitif with a glass of white wine or dipped in cappuccino for breakfast the Genuese focaccia, called in dialect “fugassa”, is the uncontested queen of Ligurian street food. Here you have the recipe to make focaccia on your own. Its smell when it comes out of oven and its delicious...
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As you know, Ligurian cuisine is poor: a few high quality ingredients worked with mastery become pleasures to taste also on the street. And so today we suggest you one of the most famous street food in Liguria: farinata. In Genoa, where the port asked for a quick and cheap food service, street food became a...
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October is par excellence the month of chestnuts and so we suggest you a really loved Ligurian recipe: castagnaccio. It is a typical Ligurian street food which is sold, like farinata, in the so called “sciamadde”, that is to say typical delicatessen. The recipe of castagnaccio is an old farming one consisting of a few simple ingredients...
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This is the third and last appointment with Slow Food Liguria and this time the protagonists are the exclusive and excellent tastes of meat, cheese and fish protected and promoted by the Association.

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As we promised, here we are with the second yummy appointment with Slow Food Liguria: this time we speak about the incomparable, protected Ligurian fruits, whose cultivation survives in the Riviera and in the little hidden Valleys of the region. Water of bitter orange blossoms In Vallebona, a little Ligurian valley near the French board, the bitter...
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During Expo 2015 in Milan, we reserved a space for Slow Food Italy in Liguria, whose excellent and unique products smell of sea, tradition and family. Since the products protected by Slow food Italy are 13, we divided this article into three sections: vegetables, fruits and animal products.

GARLIC OF VESSALICO

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Ligurian cuisine is rich and mixes different traditions of sea, of the hinterland and of exotic flavours brought here over the centuries. A historically “poor” cuisine is however one of the richest of the Mediterranean.

Oil, focaccia and pesto

Ligurian olive oil has always been the most traded product because olive trees dominate the landscape of Liguria. The...
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