To taste Ladin cuisine when you are in the Alta Badia, as well as enjoying the area and the natural surroundings, means to get really close to the rural roots and the ancient traditions that so deeply mark this valley, unique in the Dolomites scenario.
Traditional cuisine in Alta Badia has its roots in the farm cuisine of oldest ancestors. Few food stuff were available in the close surroundings, then the dishes were poor and easy to make and highly characterised by daily life in their preparation (festivals, times of need and even superstition).
The lack of ingredients actually inspired the housewives to create delicious dishes using sparse ingredients and these dishes such as barley soup, Turtres (fried pastries filled with spinach or Sauerkraut), Cajinci (Ravioli filled with spinach) or Furtaies (a spiral-shaped, fried dessert) remain some the most popular specialities of traditional…
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