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Fig. 5

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

Fig. 5

Traditional sweets consumed on All Souls’ Day in some regions of Italy. a Small cookies shaped as broad beans, named fave dei morti (literally, in Italian, “broad beans from the dead”). These cookies, basically made of almond flour and sugar, are usually prepared for celebrating All Souls’ in several Italian regions, such as Liguria, Veneto, Emilia Romagna, Lazio, Lombardia, Marche, and Umbria. b A slightly colored version (pale yellow, pink and pale brown) of the broad bean shaped cookies fave dei morti. This version is typically consumed in Friuli Venezia Giulia and particularly in the area of Trieste, Italy. c Cookies shaped as bone pieces, named ossa dei morti (meaning “bones of the dead”). They are traditionally prepared for celebrating All Souls’ in Sicily, but also in several regions of Northern Italy, such as Piemonte, Lombardia, Veneto, and Tuscany

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