Sanguinaccio is a traditional Italian dessert that is popular in the Liguria region. It is a rich and creamy chocolate pudding-like dessert that is made with pig’s blood, chocolate, sugar, and spices. Sanguinaccio can be found in various towns and communes in Liguria, including Genoa, La Spezia, and Savona.

In Genoa, you can find Sanguinaccio at Pasticceria Tagliafico, a renowned pastry shop that has been serving traditional Ligurian desserts for over a century. Another place to try this delicious dessert is Pasticceria Romanengo, a historic confectionery shop that has been operating since 1780.

One popular recipe for Sanguinaccio involves simmering pig’s blood with sugar, chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg until it thickens into a creamy consistency. The mixture is then poured into individual serving dishes and chilled before serving. Another variation of the recipe includes adding ground almonds or pine nuts for added texture and flavor.

Sanguinaccio has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Foodstuffs) recognition, which is a certification given to traditional Italian food products that have historical and cultural significance. The specifications for Sanguinaccio include the use of pig’s blood, chocolate, sugar, and spices in the recipe, as well as the traditional cooking and serving methods.

– “Sanguinaccio: il dolce di carnevale” – Liguria Notizie (
– “Sanguinaccio dolce” – Liguria Sapori (