Spinaci alla romagnola, Spinaci con l’uvetta, Spinëz a la rumagnöla

Spinaci alla romagnola, also known as Spinaci con l’uvetta or Spinëz a la rumagnöla, is a traditional dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Italy. This dish is primarily made with spinach and raisins, giving it a unique and flavorful taste. It can be found in various towns and communes in Emilia-Romagna, including Bologna, Ravenna, and Rimini.

In Bologna, you can find Spinaci alla romagnola at local trattorias and osterias such as Trattoria Anna Maria and Osteria dell’Orsa. These establishments are known for their authentic and delicious regional cuisine. In Ravenna, you can try this dish at Osteria Passatelli, a popular restaurant that specializes in traditional Romagnola dishes. In Rimini, Ristorante Da Lele is a great place to enjoy Spinaci alla romagnola along with other local delicacies.

Here are a couple of recipes to try at home:

1. Spinaci alla romagnola:
– Ingredients: spinach, raisins, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
– Instructions: Wash and blanch the spinach. In a pan, sauté minced garlic in olive oil. Add the blanched spinach and raisins. Cook for a few minutes until the flavors combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Spinaci con l’uvetta:
– Ingredients: spinach, raisins, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
– Instructions: Wash and blanch the spinach. In a separate pan, toast the pine nuts until golden. In another pan, sauté minced garlic in olive oil. Add the blanched spinach, raisins, and toasted pine nuts. Cook for a few minutes until well combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Spinaci alla romagnola has received the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Products) recognition, which guarantees its traditional preparation and ingredients. The specifications for this recognition include the use of local spinach varieties, the inclusion of raisins, and the traditional cooking methods. This recognition ensures the preservation of the authentic flavors and culinary heritage of Emilia-Romagna.

Sources:
– “Spinaci alla romagnola” – www.gustobologna.it
– “Spinaci con l’uvetta” – www.ricettedellanonna.net
– “Spinëz a la rumagnöla” – www.emiliaromagnaturismo.it