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buckwheat 'toads'

These buckwheat fritters, common in the Valtellina, are made with breadcrumbs, and grappa and are known as toads for their irregular, slightly toad-like shape. They are usually served piping hot, topped with melted Valtellina casera (some put diced cheese in the centre), on a bed of chicory leaves.

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Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

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