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Food and wine gastronomy in Asti Piedmont
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Wines The area surrounding the city of Asti is famous for its hills which, thanks to the right slopes and a good exposure to the sun, are the best place for the production of excellent wines. Asti is renowned as "the capital of Spumante and Barbera wines" and it is also the seat of the Concorso Enologico Nazionale (National Oenological Competition) known as "Premio Douja d'Or"("Douja d'Or" Prize).

Other quality wines are Arneis, Brachetto, Cortese, Dolcetto, Freisa, Grignolino, Malvasia of Casorzo, Malvasia of Castelnuovo D.B., Moscato of Asti and Ruché.

Bagna CaôdaThe Piedmontese food tradition blends the everyday simplicity with exquisite haute cuisine touches. The "stars" of this regional cuisine are the Fritto Misto alla Piemontese (a platter of different fried meats) and the Bagna Caôda, a banquet of vegetables (both cooked and raw) such as the cardo gobbo of Nizza (a kind of thistle) or the peperone quadro of Motta (a kind of pepper) to be dipped into a hot anchovy-sauce mixed with oil and garlic.
As for pasta dishes, agnolotti (ravioli), best served "al plin", risottos, vegetable soups and "tajarin", that is a kind of homemade tagliatelle (a particular kind of egg noodles).
The kings among the main courses are bollito misto (the one prepared in Moncalvo is the best), meat and game cooked slowly in fine wines.
The best known cheeses are the robiole of Cocconato and Roccaverano, tome and ricotte.
Among the desserts, we can mention the delicious "bunet", the Monferrina cake, stuffed peaches or tiny pastries, such as amaretti of Mombaruzzo, finocchini of Refrancore, canestrelli of Cinaglio, astigiani with rum.

White truffle


We could never forget to mention the white truffle, fruit of the Piedmontese oak woods, with its distinctive and unforgettable fragrance and, legend has it, its aphrodisiacal powers. Serve it in paper-thin slices on butter fried eggs, fonduta cheese, risottos or Albese raw meat.