Lake of Como area is rich of historical cookery tradition and
“missoltino” is one of the most renowned dish of this
area. Missoltino has been protagonist in “manzoniani “places
and it was one of tha most poor dish of that age.
Misultit is plural of missoltino, term of larian dialect as people
of this area are used to call this product.In the surrounding
area missoltino is called agone. New generation of young people
are often interested to know more information about it,as in summer
time there are lot of events as festivals of missoltino with thousand
and thousand people taking part.
Since XIX century exists some legends about missoltino. For example
the one of Miss Holdin, a tourist from sweden who came to lake
Como and while she was guest of a fisherman’s family.She
taught this kind of tachnical preservation.
Nowadays missoltino (agone) is included within typical foods of
Lombardia region and protectd by Como province.In the past it
was basically the food of the people living by the lake as main
nutrition form of those times. Thanks to Lombardia region we can
still enjoy this product through a strict fishing season discipline.
The fishing time is very important for this fish,otherwise the
flavour would be surely compromised.