Sammarinese cuisine

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Sammarinese cuisine is the style of cooking and the array of dishes in San Marino, a microstate in Southern Europe. It is characterized by its simplicity and ties to the Italian culinary tradition, with a few unique elements that distinguish it.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Sammarinese cuisine is heavily influenced by the Italian tradition, particularly the Emilia-Romagna and Marche cuisines, due to its geographical proximity. The country's cuisine is also shaped by its mountainous terrain, leading to the prevalence of hearty, rustic dishes.

Ingredients[edit | edit source]

Common ingredients in Sammarinese cuisine include pasta, meat, cheese, and locally grown produce. Bread is a staple, often served with meals. Wine is also a significant part of the cuisine, with the country producing its own labels.

Dishes[edit | edit source]

Notable dishes in Sammarinese cuisine include:

  • Torta Tre Monti: A layered wafer and chocolate cake, named after the three towers of San Marino.
  • Nidi di Rondine: A pasta dish, its name translates to "swallow's nests". It is filled with ham, cheese, and a tomato sauce.
  • Piada: A thin Italian flatbread, typically prepared with white flour, lard or olive oil, salt and water.

Beverages[edit | edit source]

Wine is the most common beverage and San Marino has a long winemaking tradition with a high consumption rate. The country also produces a unique spirit called Mistra, an anise-flavored liqueur.

See also[edit | edit source]



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