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Countryside chicory: a must of Salento’s cuisine, from the harvest to the table

3 Feb

One of the most important products of this land, the chicories are not a simple side dish. Behind the dish, in fact, there is a tradition that goes from looking for the various types of chicory (“lu zangune” is one of the most famous) in Salento’s countryside, to the harvest, in the rainy months (from November to March).

The harvest needs a precise method: the plants are not tear off the ground, but they are cut off from the root with a knife, in order to make them grow faster. Here, you will find the way to cook the chicory and to make this Salento dish really special!

To find out other typical dishes of Salento, look at the following link! Continua a leggere

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