Savory Filled Pasta from Carnia


Preparation info
  • Serves

    8 to 12

    • Difficulty


Appears in
La Terra Fortunata

By Fred Plotkin

Published 2001

  • About

The story of this astonishing dish—unlike anything else in the repertoire of Italian pasta preparations—is inextricably linked to the history of the cramars. This is another of the interesting and unique professions that seem to be a part of the heritage of Friuli—especially Carnia. The Friulian word cramar is a corruption of the German Kramer, which means seller of goods. In the years from 1400 to 1780, a cramar was a familiar sight throughout much of central Eu