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The rural diet of the past centuries

The diet of the inhabitants of the land of Ticino in the past centuries was generally very poor and repetitive. Chestnuts, polenta, and later on potatoes, were the main dishes. On the table of farmer families, meat was hardly ever present. In fact, meat was reserved for the festivities. Because of this, Christmas was often referred to as "the day where we eat meat". Bread was consumed only in spec...

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