A Fogolar is a type of fireplace in Friuli which is more than just a fire for heating. This type of fireplace is used for cooking as well as a meeting place where family and friends gather to eat, drink, talk, and even argue. Imagine how cozy on cold winter nights. The fogolar consists of a hearth where food is grilled over a wood fire, and usually occupies the center of the kitchen and family life in this Italian Alpine region of Italy. Here, people often cook a simple meals of pork, chicken, beans, root vegetables, or polenta.
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