in this house we believe in capra e fagioli and violino di capra supremacy
Also adding that sheep meat is DELICIOUS as well. Nothing beats arrosticini during summer! A symbol of Abruzzo 👌
In Italy there is not a single meat that is not consumed! Goat, sheep, horse (I LOVE IT), rabbit (DELICIOUS), boar, goose, pork, fowl... beef is a relatively new addition to our recipes and diet xD

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