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Farinella di Putignano

Farinella di Putignano


PAT - Traditional Agricultural Food Product

Part of the Slow Food movement

Place of Origin

Putignano (Bari)


Farinella is a crushed and roasted chickpeas and barley flour. It is a typical product of the town of Putignano, in province of Bari, and named after the mask symbol of this town's carnival.

It is an ancient and rural products used to be consumed by farmers who ate it - adding water, oil and salt - while working in the fields. Depending on the period of the year they accompanied it with fresh or dried figs, or with wild onions.

The main feature of this product is its excellent flavour and genuineness.

It is a Slow Food movement preserved product and a Traditional Agricultural Food Product (PAT) of Puglia.


The production Farinella consists in toasting chickpeas and barley flour together to get a farinaceous compound.

Farinella can be used as it is. It can be accompanied by anything of your liking such as tomato sauce or boiled vegetables. It can also be used for the preparation of sweets.