Oca Arrosto

Roast Goose Flavored with Fennel, Garlic, and Rosemary

Preparation info

  • Serves

    6 to 8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

In Nonna's Kitchen

In Nonna's Kitchen

By Carol Field

Published 1997

  • About

Nella Galletti remembers the intense work and long days of the wheat harvest, when 300 or 400 people worked threshing the wheat with their scythes. They cut the sheaves and tied them together. There were 20 or 30 alone on the aia, the great open terrace, where they beat the sheaves to release the wheat from the chaff. Dust rose and swirled, thickening the air the workers breathed, while the hot sun beat down on them. Ten, fifteen, even twenty geese like these were se