Hot or, even better, boiling. Tasty, appetizing, especially when accompanied by a glass of wine, maybe a nice white Gavi. This is the Farinata, the “comfort food” of the typical Ligurian / Piedmontese people but also a pleasure for the palate that can warm up the coldest winter evening.
If you want to relief yourself in a cold winter day, let the smell of this dish guide you... you will not regret!
Once, to enjoy a real "Fainà de çeixai", the best structures were sciamadde (literally "flare-ups", because of the evocative presence of visible wood-burning ovens), characteristic rustic places where there were tablecloths plaid, flasks of wine and cheerfulness.
Today you can find the authentic atmosphere, so dear to writers and artists such as Fabrizio De André, in Novi Ligure, and more precisely here: Il Banco and La Rotonda, only 6 km from the Serravalle Designer Outlet.
The first one is an historic restaurant, posted by Gualtiero Marchesi in its ranking list of the restaurants of the heart. It offers a menu where, in addition to farinata, you can taste panissa, its fried variant, and delicious salted cod fritters, crispy and tasty.
The second one has now an important place in the gastronomic scene in Novi Ligure, especially thanks to the excellent variants of farinata, like the one with the bianchetti (the famous "gianchetti", small fish available depending on the season) or the one with the green onions, with a stronger flavour, in addition to focaccia with cheese, following the Ligurian / Piedmontese tradition.
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