Food Policy. Today a typical dessert on the menus of Milanese schools: Offelle di Parona

Food Policy. Today a typical dessert on the menus of Milanese schools: Offelle di Parona

 

After the Pan de Mej, the journey undertaken with Milano Ristorazione continues to make boys and girls discover the traditions and foods of the area. Delivery by the Deputy Mayor in the nursery school in via Sant'Orsola     Gallery    Milan, November 6 2023 – The journey continues through the culinary traditions and typical dishes of the area dedicated to the boys and girls of the Milanese nursery, primary and secondary schools. A path that the Municipality of Milan and Milano Ristorazione are pursuing to enhance the strong link between food and territory, within the activities of the city's Food Policy.    After the Pan de Mej - distributed with Milano Ristorazione in schools on the occasion of the 2023 Food Forum - a typical dessert from the Pavia tradition arrived today: the Offelle di Parona, which were served as dessert at the end of the meal.      It is a biscuit born at the beginning of the twentieth century from the intuition of two sisters, Pasqualina and Linìn Colli, originally from Parona, in the province of Pavia. After over a century, this dessert has become famous with its unmistakable oval shape, has spread as a sweet tradition throughout Lombardy (and not only!), and is still prepared today on the occasion of the feast of the Madonna del Rosario, the first Sunday in October, when the Offella Festival is celebrated in Parona.     Milano Ristorazione delivered the Offelle to the boys and girls of Milan, and the deputy mayor with responsibility for Education and Food Policy, Anna Scavuzzo, ate them together with the children of the nursery school in via Sant'Orsola 17.      “I thank Milano Ristorazione which continues to accompany us on a journey of rediscovery of the traditions and goodness of our territories: opportunities throughout the year to talk to our boys and girls about the history of foods that over time have become part of our habits – explained the Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Education and Food Policy Anna Scavuzzo –. We want to introduce the little ones to agriculture and the traditions of our countryside, an opportunity to reiterate the great value of food and care in choosing the best ingredients. A simple and effective way to make them aware of the importance of not wasting and of experiencing mealtime at school as an educational and social opportunity, which can also be talked about within the family".     Together with the Offelle, each boy and girl was also given an illustrated leaflet which tells the origins of the Offelle and the recipe for making them at home. For those who were unable to eat sweets because they have a special diet, ice cream was distributed, proposed as an alternative dessert. And also for ice cream, in the leaflet the story and history of this dessert and the instructions for preparing it at home. 

Updated: 28/03/2024