The tradition of the pork production in Umbria is very ancient.
The word "Norcino", an expert in the making of all pork products, is derived from the Umbrian town of Norcia, well-known since the Middle Ages for its pork produce.
January is the traditional month for the pork processing thanks to the cold of the Winter. In ancient times freezers didn’t exist and people used the natural cold of the Season to prepare their cured meats (salami, prosciutto, sausages) that they had during the year.
Many villages and towns in our area organize events connected to this traditions, like the little city of Montegabbione near Orvieto.
Here the programme of the event that will take place this weekend 15th/16th/17th January.
The 17th January is also Sant’ Antonio’s day, Patron of the animals. Following the tradition in many villages there will be the Blessing of the domestic animal, in the past cows, chickens, pigs and sheep, now mainly our 4-legged friends: cats and dogs.
15 GENNAIO 2010 ORE 20,00 @ CIRCOLO RICREATIVO-CULTURALE DI FAIOLO
DEGUSTAZIONE DI PRODOTTI TIPICI DI NORCINERIA
ACCOMPAGNATI DA VINI E OLII LOCALI, in collaborazione con l'associazione dei Sommelier FISAR, della Condotta Slow Food di Orvieto - Todi e dello studio Vinifera di Montegabbione.
PIATTI TIPICI PROPOSTI DAI NOSTRI RISTORATORI.
TASTING OF TRADITIONAL SALAMI AND PORK PRODUCTION WITH LOCAL WINES AND OIL, in collaboration with Sommeliers FISAR, Slow Food Convivium of Orvieto and Todi, Studio Vinifera from Montegabbione.
TIPICAL RECIPES PREPARED BY THE LOCAL RESTAURANTS
16 GENNAIO 2010
ORE 15,30 @ SALA DEL CASTELLO DI MONTEGIOVE
CONVEGNO SU “AGRI- CULTURA” SOGNI E ASPIRAZIONI DEL NOSTRO TERRITORIO
A SEGUIRE PORCHETTA VINO E MUSICA
WORKSHOP ON “AGRI-CULTURE” DREAMS AND DESIRES OF OUR TERRITORY
FOLLOWING “PORCHETTA” (ROAST PORK) AND MUSIC
17 GENNAIO 2010 @ MONTEGABBIONE
I MAESTRI NORCINI DI MONTEGABBIONE TERRANNO UN LABORATORIO DIMOSTRATIVO DI LAVORAZIONE DEL SUINO
WORKSHOP ON THE TRADITIONAL PREPARATION OF PORK HELD BY THE “MAESTRI NORCINI”
GIORNO DI SANT’ANTONIO ABATE BENEDIZIONE TRADIZIONALE DEGLI
ANIMALI NELLA PIAZZA CARLO ALBERTO DALLA CHIESA
SANT’ANTONIO’S DAY PATRON OF THE ANIMALS.
BLESSING OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS @ PIAZZA CARLO ALBERTO DALLA CHIESA
DEGUSTAZIONE DEI PRODOTTI DI NORCINERIA GRAN BRACIERE UMBRO
TASTING OF SALAMI AND PORK PRODUCTION. GREAT UMBRIAN BARBEQUE
CONCORSO: “INDOVINA QUANTO PESO?”
COMPETITION: “GUESS MY WEIGHT”
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