Libretto di fichi secchi

The Libretto di fichi secchi is a traditional dessert from the Abruzzo region in Italy. It can be found in various towns and communes of Abruzzo, including Chieti, Pescara, and Teramo. This dessert has a rich history that dates back to ancient times when figs were considered a symbol of fertility and abundance.

The recipe for Libretto di fichi secchi involves dried figs, almonds, walnuts, honey, and spices such as cinnamon and cloves. The figs are soaked in water to soften them, then stuffed with a mixture of crushed almonds, walnuts, honey, and spices. The stuffed figs are then rolled and tied with a string to resemble a small book, hence the name “libretto.” The dessert is typically served during special occasions and celebrations.

The Libretto di fichi secchi has been recognized as a traditional agricultural product (PAT) by the Italian government. This recognition ensures that the dessert is made according to specific specifications and traditional methods. The PAT recognition guarantees the authenticity and quality of the dessert, preserving its cultural heritage and promoting local traditions.

Sources:
1. “Libretto di fichi secchi” – Abruzzo Turismo (abruzzoturismo.it)
2. “Libretto di fichi secchi” – Pescara Turismo (pescaratourism.it)