SAN GIULIO’S “FAGIOLATA”
feast offer a gastronomic meeting in a medieval environment. The celebration
takes place on the last Sunday before the 31st of January,
anniversary day of Saint Giulio; the gastronomic part cannot hide the deep
religious roots of this feast.
the hundreds and sometimes thousands of followers a beans soup is served boiled
in huge copper pots, under which maple timber burns; they boil meat, pork’s
skin, lard, carrots, onions, potatoes, salt and beans, of course. The soup is
served together with the bread blessed during a liturgical service; the meaning
is that everyone is equal in front of God.
Figure 5 – The preparation
of the traditional “fagiolata” (beans soup)