A favorite Piedmontese specialty, these long, flat crackers from Mario Fongo are known as “lingue di suocera.” The name means “mother-in-law’s tongues,” a somewhat outdated name for a decidedly delicious little snack. We just call them lingue—and their shape is decidedly tongue-like, an unusual form that lends itself to dipping, topping, and plain ol' snacking. Light, thin and crispy, it was perfecting the recipe for these crackers that inspired Mario Fongo to begin packaging and selling his baked goods across Italy. With one taste of these delightfully simple crackers, you’ll see why they were an instant success.
Uses: These mini lingue crackers have a rich, delicate flavor of pure Italian wheat and extra virgin olive oil. With a crunchy-crisp texture, they are a wonderful addition to any charcuterie platter. Their flat shape is a perfect canvas for composed bites—try topping these with cheese, salumi, mostarda and other condiments, smoked salmon, and many more for unexpectedly elegant cocktail party snacks.