Cologna is a village in the municipality of Pieve di Bono-Prezzo.
Several families from Cologna settled in the Central Valley of California. The church in Cologna is named St. Rocco. August 16th is the feast day of St. Rocco, and in Cologna there is always a large celebration. Many of our members in the Central Valley do the same. Capun is a delicacy made on this occasion (note some refer to it as capuc). Below the recipe. Enjoy!
2 loaves of dried grated French bread
2 loaves of fresh bread soaked in ½ gallon of milk
6 bunches of Swiss chard, cut and sauteed
2 large bags of frozen chopped spinach, thawed and sauteed 2 lbs. parmesan cheese, grated
1 lb. Swiss cheese, grated
2 lbs. dry jack cheese, grated
12 Italian sausages, casing removed and sauteed
2 lbs. bacon, chopped and sauteed
1 lb. butter, melted
1 ½ head of garlic, chopped and sauteed
4 yellow onions, chopped and sauteed
2 white onions, chopped and sauteed
1 head of celery, chopped
1 bunch of parsley, chopped
Salt & pepper
Mix all the ingredients together well. Make into paddies 2 ½” x 2 ½”. Wrap in concord grape leaves and tie with string in pairs of two – with the ingredients above, about 60 pairs. Place in salted boiling water for 20 minutes.