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Cockaigne

fabled land of luxury and idleness. [Medieval Legend: NCE, 589]
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expressing "solidarity," with Cuccagna and his agency.
Saturday is the big day in Tesserete: the big parade, yet more risotto and sausage, and the annual palo della cuccagna (an event featuring a greasy pole that brave partiers attempt to climb).
73) Rather than a political utopia, Schlaraffenland, like its counterparts cocagne in French, cockaigne in English, or cuccagna in Italian, is above all a land of plenty, where all of one's physical needs are met, and hunger is easily satisfied--the overriding daily concern in most peasant communities.
Las versiones italianas de "Il paese di Cuccagna" se localizan desde la "contrada de Bengodi" del Decameron, (4) hasta testimonios del siglo xvii: cuentos, canciones de alabanza, proverbios y practicas ludicas como el palo de la cucana, Albero della cuccagna, pintado por Francisco Goya.
That is to say, the reality of the Indo-Spanish city's wealth and good climate melded with the image of abundance, longevity, and pleasant leisure--tierra de Jauja in Spanish, terre de Cocaigne to the French, Cockaigne to the English, or Cuccagna to the Italians--a legend that spread in Spain and in all of Europe.
Past research on Toronto Italians variously explored food's place in the domestic and mythic landscapes of immigrants: from the kitchen, garden, and winecellar of home (Del Giudice 1993), to the mythic Paese di Cuccagna (Land of Cockaigne), a "gastronomic utopia," still embedded in immigrant consciousness (Del Giudice 1998, 2001).
On page 53, for instance, we hear of Serao's 'sober, austere output' with reference to Suor Giovanna della Croce and Il paese di cuccagna.
fireworks, Bauernhochzeit, and the cuccagna (an elaborate ornamental structure comprised principally of food), to name a few.
Her best novel was probably Il paese di cuccagna (1890; The Land of Cockayne), a lively story of the Neapolitans' passion for the lottery.