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gattò

cake (both savoury or sweet)

gattò di patate

From the French gateau, a word that can mean any number of things. In the south it's usually a gattò di patate, a potato pie with salame, eggs and cheese inside.

Gattò can also mean any sort of dessert cake. A gattò dolce in Tuscany is a cake with chocolate and cream.

A gattò di mandorle or gattò sardo is an almond brittle with lemon and maybe pine nuts, a traditional sweet in southern Sardinia.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Frank Farinello