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Norcia: Earthquake Resurrection for Every Norcineria

Date: November 6, 2016 - categories: , , - Leave your thoughts

Close to the epicenter of the October 2016 earthquakes, Norcia is cordoned off, a zona rossa (“red zone,” i.e., no entry to anyone due to possible danger of falling rubble – and the need to inspect each earthquake-compromised building). In the town’s main piazza, the Basilica di San Benedetto is a shell, only the facade having resisted the violent tremor of October 30th. The town is silent, the houses empty, many of them with cracked stucco, piles of broken terracotta roof tiles heaped at the front door. We’ve seen photos of the huge warehouses outside Norcia where the famous Norcia prosciutti are aged, gouged by the seismic activity, their walls now gaping holes.

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And in Norcia, every norcineria is now closed. May these shops selling the Norcia specialties – prosciutto, capocollo, salami, ciauscolo, guanciale and pecorino cheeses (and not only!) – soon again throw open their doors to visitors. And hopefully, many norcini were able to salvage their abundance of Umbrian goodness. Norcina delicacies like these:

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palle-di-nonno-salami

truffles-and-guanciale

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Read about Norcia – and earthquake damage
Read about Norcia..and a past visit to la norcineria
See the recipe for pasta alla norcina (a possible earthquake-benefit dish)
Read about Castelluccio di Norcia and lentils as quake solidarity
Read about earthquake damage in nearby Castelluccio
Read about Castelluccio and the famous lentils
Read about Castelluccio majesty
Read about the curious history of Preci (near Oct 30 2016 quake epicenter) – and earthquake damage
Click here for news on the glorious Benedictine abbey of Sant’Eutizio (outside Preci)
Read about the earthquake trauma  of missing cemetery visits on November 2nd
Click here to read about the August 24, 2016 earthquake damage in Umbria
Read about earthquake benefit dinners
Read more on the benefit dinners following the earthquake
Click here for news on our benefit dinner starring pasta all’amatriciana
Read about – and see – damage to Visso
Read about San Salvatore, near Norcia, lost: che tragedia
Peppa’s home had damage, too, though light damage
Read about Cascia and earthquake concerns there

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