Held on the 1st Sunday in March, we made a quick stop in Galliate to have a look at what is the smallest sagra that we’ve been to yet. Unlike other events with a huge menu and lots of entertainment, this one was strictly focused on promoting a couple of typical food products. Pane meliga (meliga is corn/cornmeal) can be described as a home-style loaf with a dense crumb. We made a bee-line for the display stand and tried samples smeared with creamy gorgonzola – delicious – and bought a loaf.
The other item was zangarêu, a large oval cookie with raisins. It has a semi-firm texture and very simple flavor that is great on its own or dipped in coffee or a glass of red wine.