EventsFriday 12 May 2017

The 18th edition of Perinaldo Artichoke Festival

On Sunday, a day dedicated to the Artichoke of Perinaldo, a Slow Food Presidium.

On Sunday May 14th, on Perinaldo's beautiful main square, the 18th edition of Perinaldo Artichoke Festival running all day from 10am to 7pm.

A day dedicated to the Artichoke of Perinaldo, a Slow Food Presidium, with a Perinaldo artichoke based menu, many gourmet stalls and much more: the inauguration of unpublished photos and slides of Libereso Guglielmi, 'CarciofArt' a pictorial and sculptural contest under 15, and of course music with a Nervia Valley band.

Perinaldo is a small town at the extremity of Crosia Valley, in the far west of Liguria, known for the production of an artichoke variety imported over two centuries ago from nearby Provence. According to legend, the French violet variety was introduced by Napoleon Bonaparte himself during the 1796 Italian campaign. The Perinaldo artichoke is tender and has no spines or choke. In local recipes it is found in little omelets, roasted with Parmesan and mushrooms or in simple fritters with garlic and parsley. The artichokes are grown between 400 and 600 meters above sea level, and are often planted along dry-stone walls because the plants need good drainage. They are tolerant of cold temperatures and drought and need no chemical treatments.

Deborah Bellotti

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