Baccala con Ceci Belcapo

Sígnor Belcapo’s Olive-harvest Salt Cod and Chickpeas


Preparation info

  • 4–6

    • Difficulty


Appears in

Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

Alastair Little's Italian Kitchen

By Alastair Little

Published 1996

  • About

This dish is served to all the temporary workers at the end of the olive harvest some time in November. I’ve never been at La Cacciata at this time, but I understand it is much harder work than the grape harvest, and the weather tends to be much more inclement. Clara Belcapo showed me how to make the dish last summer, and the only alterations I’ve permitted myself are to add a little broth and substitute home-salted cod for the rather overpowering stockfish authentically us