Bagnun

Bagnun
Type Soup
Place of origin Italy
Region or state Genoa
Main ingredients Anchovies, brown onions, tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, dry bread
Cookbook: Bagnun  Media: Bagnun

Bagnun is a soup, with anchovies as the primary ingredient, which originated in the 19th century near Sestri Levante in the province of Genoa (Italy).

History

Originally, bagnun was cooked by the crews of typical fishing boats called leudi. Over time, it has kept its original simplicity: it is prepared, even today, with fresh anchovies, brown onions, peeled tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, and dry bread.

Since the 1950s, Riva Trigoso, a village near the town of Sestri Levante, has held an annual Sagra del Bagnun, a festival celebrating the dish, in the last weekend of July.

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