The ‘Virtù’ a traditional rich ‘minestra’ made of 50+ ingredients, prepared ONLY on the 1st of May in the province of Teramo
It is prepared following an ancient complex recipe, believed to be propitiatory, so much to intrigue foodies, chefs and anthropologists from all over the world.
This ancient dish, It requires 3 days of work as is made up of about 50 ingredients among different types of beans, legumes, chickpeas, seasonal vegetables, wild herbs, cut of meats, etc. All carefully prepared and cooked separately. A propitiatory dish to clean the pantry and welcome the warm season. 3 days where small communities gather together, cook, eat, drink and above all share and offer the Virtu’ to other families in the village!
Video is from last year with some scenes of Nonna who made Virtu’ at home today and asked me to take some to her friends. You can see their reaction when I brought them the Virtù, my neighbour Francesco gave me a home-made salame in exchange.
What a beautiful day! Happy Labour Day! Hope to see you next year and prepare together the Virtù