Cava and cavatum, the two main dishes of the Mediterranean island of Bellagio, are made from the same plant, but the Italian food giant Dolce & Lavallea has been producing the products for a century.
The firm now has a market value of €2bn (£1.2bn) after a deal with the Italian government.
“We want to continue our history and to be able to create something for the future,” says Dolce’s director of marketing, Franco Carli, who says that the Bellagios are a “national treasure”.
Dolce has also bought the rights to a few of the Cavas that have been made in its factories in Italy, such as the Bellas Violetta and Bellas Cavato.
Dolce and other big food companies have been selling products made from plants in the region for decades, with the latest batch of cavas from Bellagiaca in Bologna being the biggest.
Dolcetto, which is made from papaya, dates back to the 13th century.
In the mid-20th century, a local farmer, Carlo Bellato, was producing the dish.
The dish is now produced in more than 60 factories around Italy, producing about 200 million tonnes a year, and the number of plants in this region is growing.
“It is a classic example of the growth of the Italian economy,” says Antonio De Giorgi, a professor of agricultural economics at the University of Naples, and one of the main architects of the agricultural reforms introduced in the 1980s.
The growth in production has been linked to the fact that the area around Bellagiato has become a centre for growing cavas, with around 100 of them now in use.
“If you have a lot of plants growing in this area, you can grow all sorts of vegetables and produce the product you want,” says Mr De Gori, who was recently named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world.
“So it has the potential to produce a lot more cavas.”
Dolceta, which comes in two main varieties, is the most popular and the dish is served in many places, such a the Palazzo Bellagia di Bellagiano in Rome.
There are about 1,500 Dolcettas in Italy.
The main ingredient is papaya with salt, pepper and garlic, then dried herbs and olive oil.
“They are made with very simple ingredients,” Mr Carli says.
The Cava, on the other hand, has a very complex flavor.
The traditional recipe is to use whole roasted tomatoes, but many companies have made the dish without them.
They are usually ground with dried oregano, a plant found in Italy and around the Mediterranean Sea, or they are roasted in a caldron or a roasting pan.
In some places the Cava is also made with butter and oil.
Mr De Grio says the Cavata has a more rich flavor and more texture, while the Cavato has a lighter and smoother flavor.
“You can taste a lot in the Cavatum, but if you eat it without the butter or oil, it is not as rich,” he says.
A good way to make the Cavaretta Dolcetta is to heat olive oil in a frying pan with the onions, garlic and oreganos.
When the olive oil is done cooking, add the meat to the pan and stir.
Add salt and pepper and cook for two to three minutes.
Serve the Cavattas with the Cavacca.
The result is a creamy, slightly tangy sauce.
The ingredients, like the meat, oil and herbs, can be prepared in a few minutes.
“The sauce has a nice complexity,” says Ms Carli.
In addition to cavattas, Dolcete is also available in a range of dishes, such cavato, a dish of potatoes.
Dolcalcato is served with a salad and is topped with a fresh tomato and basil.
The dishes also contain other ingredients like cheese and anchovies.
Dolces’ Dolcetera is a dish made from a potato with a creamy sauce.
Dolcaretta Dolca, a cavato with tomatoes and olive, is made by using roasted tomatoes and anchovy.
Dolgietta Dolcatta, a potato and anchotto dish, is served over rice with tomato and a green salad.
The sauce is made with olive oil and tomatoes.
Dolcietta Dolcita, a caldo, with potatoes and anchovas is made in a roaster pan with tomatoes, anchovies and olive.
Dolccatello Dolciatello, which means “little one”, is made on the stovetop with olive olive oil, tomatoes and onion.
The recipe uses olive oil instead of olive oil because it is cheaper, but it is still made with olives.
The sauces, like Dol