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Saint Ilario shoe shaped cookies


The Saint Ilario shoe is a shoe shaped cookie typical of Parma that can be easily found in the cafes and pastry shops around January 13th, day of the city's patron.
The most reliable tradition to whom is traced back this little shoe-shape derives from the legend about the saint passing through Parma on a snowing day. A shoemaker saw the saint walking barefoot and gave him, moved to piety, a pair of shoes. The day after the shoemaker found a pair of golden shoes in the same position where, the day before, were exposed the ones given to the saint.

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