After enjoying Grandmother Rita’s Fugasun (Torta Verde) as a child, Roy Rovelli introduces the delicious, filling, vegetable pie to Londoners – with delectable success.
Roy Rovelli’s Grandmother’s Fugasun (foo-ga-soon) is made from a treasured family recipe and has been long regarded as a healthy and wholesome addition to the lunch menu. It may just be a vegetable pie to some, but for this Italian family it is steeped in more than 200 years of tradition and history.
Wanting to make it as popular in London as it is in certain regions in Italy, Roy is now producing Fugasun on a commercial basis, attracting the attention of health-conscious and hungry Londoners. The Fugasun is one of the very few and unknown traditional Italian snacks to come to our shores for long time.
More versatile and healthier than a pizza, and suitable for vegetarians, Fugasun (also known as Torta Verde) can be eaten hot or cold, as a snack or as a light-bite at lunchtime, or served with soup or a salad for a more filling meal. It is also proving popular as a party finger food. There are only 168 calories per 100g.
There are three different types of Fugasun: Original, Wholemeal and Chilli. All are made with organic flour, organic Arborio rice and free range organic eggs. Although it is known as a pie, Fugasun is wrapped in a very light and thin pastry made only with water, olive oil and flour.
Fugasun is sold in numerous shops in central London including Planet Organic, Natural Kitchen and several sandwich shops and delicatessen. It can also be delivered to select work places by Darwin Deli.
For more information about the history behind Fugasun, as well as a list of ingredients and retail outlets, please visit: www.ritasfugasun.com or call Enrico or Roy on 07703671518.