Gemoglio di pungitopo sott’olio

Gemoglio di pungitopo sott’olio, also known as hawthorn buds in oil, is a traditional delicacy from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. This unique product can be found in various towns and communes of Emilia-Romagna, such as Bologna, Modena, and Parma. It is commonly sold in local specialty stores and shops that focus on traditional Italian products.

One popular store where gemoglio di pungitopo sott’olio can be found is “La Bottega del Gusto” in Bologna. This store offers a wide range of regional delicacies, including this particular specialty. Another option is “Antica Drogheria Calzolari” in Modena, which is known for its selection of high-quality traditional products.

To prepare gemoglio di pungitopo sott’olio, the hawthorn buds are carefully picked and preserved in oil. This process helps to enhance their unique flavor and texture. The preserved buds can be used in various recipes, such as salads, pasta dishes, or as a topping for bruschetta. One popular recipe is “Gemoglio di pungitopo sott’olio pasta,” where the preserved buds are sautéed with garlic, chili flakes, and olive oil, then tossed with cooked pasta.

Gemoglio di pungitopo sott’olio has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a prestigious certification given to traditional Italian food products. The specifications for this recognition include the use of hawthorn buds harvested in the Emilia-Romagna region, preserved in extra virgin olive oil, and following traditional preservation methods.

Sources:
– “La Bottega del Gusto” – labottegadelgusto.it
– “Antica Drogheria Calzolari” – anticadrogheriacalzolari.it