The city of Viterbo, in the region of Lazio, is where this delicious recipe was first officially created in the 1830s. It lies in the land of Tuscia, which covers an area from the walls of Rome, across the province of Viterbo and all the way to parts of Tuscany and Umbria as far as the sea. It is a historical region of Italy that comprised all the territories under Etruscan influence and Tuscia was the name adopted for Etruria after the Roman conquest. These crispy, deliciously sweet fritters - like bigne’ di San Giuseppe - are traditionally prepared to celebrate the feast of St Joseph on 19 March.
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