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A “poor” cuisine, typical of farmers, mountain dwellers, and sailors, made of simple, common, and cheap foods, but which has nevertheless become elaborate, sought after, and full of ancient splendour. Due to its history, roots, and above all the elements which it is composed of, you could say that Liguria is home to the true Mediterranean cuisine. Spontaneous wild herbs (marjoram, sage, rosemary, laurel, thyme, etc.) and the most delicate tasting extra-virgin olive oil, are always present in its dishes. Have you ever tasted shortcrust pastry with extra-virgin olive oil instead of butter? Well, order a “stroscia” and to try the unique flavour.