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Fig. 11

From: Symbolic meaning and use of broad beans in traditional foods of the Mediterranean Basin and the Middle East

Fig. 11

Southern Italian traditions related to broad-beans. a A communal bonfire traditionally made to celebrate Saint Anthony’s day (January, 17) in Southern Italy. The picture has been taken in Giovinazzo, in the Apulia region. Broad beans are being cooked close to the fire in traditional clay containers (locally named pignata) having two handles in which a long stick can be inserted to remove them from the fire. b A dish of boiled broad beans, mixed with olives, distributed to people on Saint Anthony’s day in Giovinazzo, Italy. c A dish of puré di fave e cicorie, composed of a broad bean puree combined with wild chicories. This dish represents one of the most traditional and appreciated Apulian culinary preparations (Southern Italy)

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