Pappardelle al Cinghiale

Pappardelle with Elsa’s Wild Boar Ragù

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Appears in
A Lombardian Cookbook

By Alessandro Pavoni and Roberta Muir

Published 2015

  • About

Wild boars are now regarded as pests in the woods of Lombardy because they have such large litters. To counter this, the government encourages hunting by extending the season, and hunters can take as many boars as they want. My parents’ best friends, Elsa and her husband, Tulio, have a hunting lodge in the mountains and Tulio is a keen hunter. Ever since I was young we visited them there and looked forward to Elsa’s pasta or polenta with wild boar. The boar