Polentone di Bubbio – April

Every year in the village of Bubbio and 4 other hamlets around‪ ‎CascinaRosso‬ we enjoy this historic re-enactment. It dates back to ancient times. The story is that a group of poor, hungry and tired artisans known as “tinkers” reached Bubbio and were helped by the Lord of the Manor, who offered them corn flour. The “magnin” (tinkers) used the corn flour to cook an enormous pot of Polenta and ate it with the inhabitants of the village, who were equally starving due to famine.

Each year the inhabitants of Bubbio re-enact the event: the Lords with the courtiers, soldiers and drummers all dressed in authentic medieval clothing, leave the castle; sacks of flour are loaded on the carts surrounded by tinkers and cheerful people; the parade winds through the village and reaches the square where, in a huge copper pot, the polenta is cooked and served to everyone with a choice of sausages, mushroom sauce and an inviting onion omelette.

This year they used 600 kgs of flour, all made from local corn, called “Otto File” (eight rows), non ‪#‎GMO‬ (Bubbio is the first town in Italy to ban GMO). Bubbio is set in the middle of the famous ‪#‎Barbera‬, ‪#‎Dolcetto‬ and ‪#‎Moscato‬ vineyards. All just a few minutes away from Cascina Rosso.