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Wine and Food between two Lakes

The area between the two lakes, Lake Maggiore and Lake Orta, provides an opportunity to sample many culinary specialties and to enjoy renowned wine labels known in the world and its products in that territory.

You can’t go on with this "taste" without the main product of the lake, the fish. Whitefish, for example, is cooked according to many local recipes, like the carp, which elevates it to genuine delicacy. For those who like meat, in addition to boiled tradition of Piedmont, you can enjoy the renowned Tapulone, a dish made of minced lamb cooked with wine, often accompanied by polenta. Still, for those who love the main course, Casseula is recommended, a dish made by cabbage and pork. Novara, with its rice fields, offers the opportunity to enjoy the many rice dishes, including the most famous, called Paniscia. This simple dish, with vegetables and beans, has become the prince of the cooking of Novara. At last, there are also many local cheeses, from the most famous “Gorgonzola” to the most delicate Toma of the Alp. As desserts, renowned are the Daisies of Stresa, tender butter cookies, the Cookies of Novara, the Brutti ma Buoni of Borgomanero, The Baci of Arona and many others.

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