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pork spare ribs

Polenta con salsicce e spuntature is a traditional warming Roman winter dish, with a rich tomato sauce. They are also used to flavour a classic sugo for gnocchi.

In Le Marche, however, spuntature means veal intestines (the same bits Romans use to make pajata); spuntature marchigiane are washed, then marinated in white wine, garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper, then threaded on a skewer and grilled.

Marischio in the Marche holds a festa con le spuntature in July.

Food Festivals

Le Marche

Meats & Poultry

Text © Dana Facaros & Michael Pauls

Image by Godfrey