Bonarda dell’Oltrepò Pavese DOC
WE CHOSE IT BECAUSE
It is a sought-after bean that can be cooked quickly
|A very rare variety of bean|
|From the Renaissance tradition|
|To be cooked without soaking|
SOAKING TIME: at least 6 hours
COOKING TIME: 50 minutes
The name of this bean immediately brings to mind the place where the souls of the departed in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy were purified while waiting to enter the gates of Paradise. The name actually derives from an ancient custom in central Italy, namely the “Pranzo del Purgatorio” (Purgatory Lunch), which was organized to raise funds for families in need and whose main dish was precisely the bean.
The special feature of this bean is that it does not need to be soaked before cooking. It will be enough to boil it for an hour on low heat or for half an hour in the pressure cooker.
Like all beans it is an excellent side dish but can also serve as a main course because of its high nutritional values. A good Italian red wine is just what you need to fully enjoy the taste of a sought-after bean like this.
INGREDIENTS: Purgatorio Beans.
Would you be willing, to save a small amount of money, to compromise your health and the pleasure that properly made food brings you? Here, the benefits of good Italian food, the fruit of the expert hands of true artisans of the table, are these.
Over the years the raw material has lost its soul and food has become something to be swallowed without too much attention. Therefore, the time has come to take back the pleasure of being at the table and to start taking care of our bodies again, not only in appearance but also through what we ingest. To be able to do this, it is essential to know the exact origin of the raw material and the processing methods: we at Gustatium have thought about this for you, selecting the best small Italian producers and making them available to you on our website.
Cereals and legumes have always been the basis of human nutrition. In the famous Mediterranean diet, they are in fact the foods present in the greatest quantity together with vegetables, because they are the fruit of the generous earth and rich in nutritional properties.
It is essential for our well-being to start consuming unprocessed whole grains and legumes in large quantities again. Only in this way will we be able to make food our medicine.
We receive your order, prepare it and ship it in 24/36 hours.
We are aware that excellent products need excellent packaging and at the same time we cannot risk damaging in any way the precious Italian culinary jewels: for this reason our warehouse is equipped with temperature and lighting ideal for food preservation and the most delicate ones (cheeses, cold cuts and craft beers) are stored inside cold rooms. During shipping, on the other hand, each product is protected with the packaging most appropriate to its characteristics.
Cheeses and cured meats, which despite being aged require special care, travel accompanied by a special slow-release gel ice inside isothermal bags: in this way freshness is preserved until the goods arrive at your home.
For our craft beers, which are unpasteurized and therefore more sensitive to high temperatures than normal, we use special isothermal bubble wrap, which can ensure that the accumulated cold is maintained for the shipping time while protecting the bottles from shocks.
To secure the precious bottles of Italian wine, we have equipped ourselves with special inflatable bags, designed solely for the purpose of immobilizing and protecting this product inside the box.
For jars containing a thousand Italian goodnesses, we use special protective bubble wrap liners.
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