Crostini with lardo, figs & honey

Crostini di lardo, fichi e miele

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  • Serves


    as an aperitivo
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pomegranates & Artichokes: Recipes and memories of a journey from Iran to Italy

By Saghar Setareh

Published 2023

  • About

Aprire means to open; aperitivo is something that opens. For many centuries, the idea of ‘opening’ meals with salumi, bread, dried fruit (especially figs) and wine belonged to the peasants. This habit was later adopted by restaurants in the form of antipasto, when the new bourgeoisie could afford to dine out. This simple dish of crostini with lardo and dried figs looks quite medieval, from a time when the Germanic culture of pork products fused with those iconic symbols