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Pioda and Lavecc
The mountains of Valmalenco are a paradise not just for nature lovers, but also for gluttons.
The mountains of Valmalenco are a paradise not just for nature lovers, but also for gluttons: here, stone gives life to pioda and lavecc.
A lavecc is a traditional pot made of soapstone. Its origins date back to the iron age and it has exceptional culinary properties. The stone heats very slowly and, once it reaches the desired temperature, it only requires a moderate source of heat to maintain a constant temperature. This way food cooks slowly, it does not stick to the pot and its organoleptic properties are unaltered.
A pioda is a slab of soapstone or serpentine, great for cooking meat, fish and vegetables without adding condiments. Food greases and liquids in excess are released during cooking and enhances natural flavours. The pioda is very versatile and can be used in different ways: on the embers, on the kitchen stove or heated in a oven.