fave dei morti

/FAH-veh deh-ee MOHR-tee/

"Broad beans (US: fava beans) of the dead." Biscuits (US: cookies) from Lombardy and Umbria made in the shape of broad beans (US: fava beanas), with almonds and pine nuts and traditionally offered on All Soul's Day and the Day of the Dead, sometimes with cinnamon. In the Veneto they are likely to be flavoured with grappa. Broad beans (US: fava beans) were, apparently, a symbol of death in ancient Greece and Rome.



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