A Regional Italian Dish: Piadina

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A Regional Italian Dish: Piadina

Italian flatbread is on the list of regional food. It can be vegetarian or with prosciutto and mortadella, among the infinite possible variations.

It is like a panino, but lighter

Panino, Sandwiches, tramezzino, piadina…There are so many Italian ways to eat a filled piece of bread. But, don't get wrong, each way responds to a particular pleasure we may have that day. Everybody knows what panino or sandwiches are. It is less well known what "piadina" is. And, once you will try, you will understand why the Magnifico team thinks it is a shame. Piadina is light, and every bite is a concert of flavors. First of all, it's a regional dish. It was created for the first time in Emilia Romagna, and it is in this region where today you can find the best one. One of our most famous poets, Giovanni Pascoli, once wrote: "Nothing speaks more of Romagna than this bread of ours... it is a symbol that speaks of devotion to our land".

Piadina is part of the Emilia Romagna diet

For people from Ravenna, Bologna, Rimini, the piadina is part of their diet, in almost every street of these beautiful cities, you can find a "piadineria," a small food shop that cooks piadina in different flavors only. Before going further into the piadina world, let's see what piadina is. We are talking about thin Italian flatbread. The ingredients are straightforward: flour, olive oil, salt, and water. The shape is round; it can be filled with prosciutto, arugula, and spread cheese (one of the most famous combinations); it can go with sliced vegetables, avocado, or mortadella. It can also be sweet, with Nutella, for example.

 

You can buy it ready or make it at home

If you are out and you buy ready from one of the many "piadineria," it's better if you eat it right away. If you buy the flatbread at the store and want to prepare it at home, you can heat it for a short time in a hot frying pan—just a few seconds on both sides. Since there is no yeast, the bread is lighter. Furthermore, since the flatbread is very thin, you can better enjoy the flavors of ham, cheese or any ingredient you want to add.

Piadina is the perfect idea for a light and fast lunch or an evening snack when you are out. It's a regional dish; you will not find it everywhere in Italy. 

Fresco Piada

The Magnifico team recently decided to bring in our family a company number one in the piadina world. It is called: Fresco Piada. They love to say about themself: "In the 1960s, the first piadina store on the Riviera was opened on the Riccione seafront near Viale Ceccarini. The Fresco Piada comes from this tradition and produces, today as then, the highest quality of piadine." Even if Fresco Piada is specialized in traditional food, they are equipped with a modern laboratory to produce large quantities and keep the original process. If you are curious about piadina and you have never tried it, go to our website, Magnificofood.comand with a click, you will have the product on your table in a very little time…and let us know what you think! For us, it is delicious.

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  • Donatella Mulvoni
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