Morena gives us a taste Experience dedicated to the flavors of the Como cuisine and some typical Larian dishes; the "Larian Triangle" is the area between the two branches of Lake Como and the southern hills between Como and Lecco.
In this area, compared to many traditional foods of Northern Italy, the local cuisine is very diverse: in addition to rice, corn and potatoes, there is extensive use of coarse grains, buckwheat and chestnuts; as far as meat, white meat or venison is preferred and freshwater fish is also often used.
This cuisine is characteristically original, particularly for the choice of condiments: the favorites are butter and lard, staples in the Po area tradition, contrasted with the abundant use of locally produced olive oil, as well as linseed, walnut and rapeseed vegetable oils.
The secret of the Cesarina
La pulenta la se fa cun ùl foch, la farina e l'oil de gumbet [Local dialect: “Polenta is made with fire, flour and elbow grease"]