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grolla

pot of friendship filled with coffee and booze

grolla dell' amicizia

Drinking steaming caffé valdostana (coffee with wine or genepy, grappa, sugar orange and lemon peel) from the many spouted grolla is the traditional way to end a meal in the Valle d'Aosta. It's generally set alight before partaking; some recipes omit the coffee altogether.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: ul_fabius, Fiore S. Barbato