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Used for a number of dishes that 'marry' ingredients.

polenta maritata: polenta with red beans, olive oil, diavolini and garlic (Molise).

minestra maritata: speciality of Naples and Lazio, that marries spicy sausage and greens scagliuozzi, traditionally served at holiday lunches.

The latter gave birth to the Italian-American 'Italian wedding soup', made with greens and sausage or meatballs in chicken broth, often with the addition of pasta such as acini di pepe.


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