Amerino Cottòra Fava Bean

Slow Food Presidium

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Umbria

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Amerino Cottòra Fava Bean

The inhabitants of the area around Terni, Amelia and Orvieto, known as Amerino, have long maintained that their fava beans are easier to cook and digest than other types. The ecotype is known as Cottòra because of its fast cooking time (“cotto” means cooked in Italian), and has been selected over the generations by local growers. The area’s soil is clayey rather than chalky, meaning the beans can be cooked without being peeled. The Cottòra fava beans are excellent served simply with extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and fresh onion.

Season

The broad bean is picked in the summer, between June and July. The dried beans are available year-round.

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The Presidium has encouraged the creation of an association that has united everyone who is committed to reviving and increasing the cultivation of the fava beans. Relaunching and raising the profile of this bean, abandoned because it could no longer meet the demands of the market, will help give a boost to the local economy and the area in general.

Production area
Guardea and Amelia Municipalities, Terni Province

Presidium supported by
Terni Provincial Authority, Terni Chamber of Commerce, Municipalities of Amelia and Guardea
Producers

Brina Tartufi
di Virginia Succhiarelli
Santa Maria, 1
Avigliano Umbro (Tr)
Tel. +39 349 3235546
info@brinatartufi.it

Il Cerralto
di Daniela Passagrilli
Strada di Collicello, 17 A
Amelia (Tr)
Tel. +39 377 9893913
dpassagrilli@gmail.com

Etic Italia
di Maria Chiara Flugypapè
Frazione Frattuccia, Località Inano
Guardea (Tr)
Tel. +39 389 6560875
scrivi@per.umbria.it
Presidium Producers' Representative
Angelica Tartamelli
Tel. +39 339 1833322
angelica.tartamelli@gmail.com

Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Tommaso Ottaviani
Tel. +39 334 6316007
favacottora@gmail.com

The Presidium has encouraged the creation of an association that has united everyone who is committed to reviving and increasing the cultivation of the fava beans. Relaunching and raising the profile of this bean, abandoned because it could no longer meet the demands of the market, will help give a boost to the local economy and the area in general.

Production area
Guardea and Amelia Municipalities, Terni Province

Presidium supported by
Terni Provincial Authority, Terni Chamber of Commerce, Municipalities of Amelia and Guardea
Producers

Brina Tartufi
di Virginia Succhiarelli
Santa Maria, 1
Avigliano Umbro (Tr)
Tel. +39 349 3235546
info@brinatartufi.it

Il Cerralto
di Daniela Passagrilli
Strada di Collicello, 17 A
Amelia (Tr)
Tel. +39 377 9893913
dpassagrilli@gmail.com

Etic Italia
di Maria Chiara Flugypapè
Frazione Frattuccia, Località Inano
Guardea (Tr)
Tel. +39 389 6560875
scrivi@per.umbria.it
Presidium Producers' Representative
Angelica Tartamelli
Tel. +39 339 1833322
angelica.tartamelli@gmail.com

Slow Food Presidium Producers’ Coordinator
Tommaso Ottaviani
Tel. +39 334 6316007
favacottora@gmail.com

Territory

StateItaly
RegionUmbria

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CategoriesLegumes