A taste that comes from the past, a "convict" taste that made people fall in love, a poor and ancient sweet of Tuscan cuisine that enriches the table in the fall. The castagnaccio is a characteristic autumn dessert of the villages in the Apennine areas of Tuscany, Liguria, Emilia and Piedmont and, depending on the region in which it is cooked, presents some differences. In Tuscany, for example, the cake is about a centimeter tall and according to the traditional recipe should be made with chestnut flour from the Mount Amiata. One of the peculiarities of castagnaccio is the presence of rosemary needles that give the sweet a particular flavor and that refer to a curiosity. In the past, in fact, it was said that the leaves of rosemary used in castagnaccio act as a filter of love: the boy who had eaten the cake offered to him by a girl, he would fall in love with her and he would marry her. Popular customs and sayings of the villages, which are handed down from generation to generation and come to the present day.
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