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fagioli al fiasco

beans cooked in a flask

Cannelli beans slow cooked in a glass flask (often a Chianti bottle shorn of its straw), with water, olive oil, garlic and sage. Traditionally the flask is place in the embers or placed in a bread oven after the bread has been baked, and ready the next morning.

Today bakers who use wood-burning ovens still make it—but in a glazed terracotta pot (coccio) instead of bottles.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Grande Terra Toscana