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The Ladin cuisine

Traditional cuisine in Alta Badia is simple and made from fresh, authentic ingredients

Handmade turtres typical food of the ladin cuisine

Traditional cuisine in Alta Badia has its roots in the farm cuisine of our ancestors. Few foodstuffs were available back then and the dishes were easy to make and highly characterised by daily life in their preparation (festivals, times of need and even superstition).

The lack of ingredients actually inspired the housewives to create delicious dishes using sparse ingredients and these dishes such as barley soup, Turtres (fried pastries filled with spinach or sauerkraut), Schlutzkrapfen (Ravioli filled with spinach) or Furtaies (a spiral-shaped, fried dessert) remain some the most popular specialities of Ladin cuisine up to today.