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Peppers with breadcrumbs, the recipe for a delicious side dish

17 Mar

Seasoned with breadcrumbs, peppers are a tasty side dish made with vegetables that are well suited to any type of meal. It is a recipe of the rural tradition of Salento. Here they are some tips on how to cook this dish.

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The snails of Salento, the recipe of “municeddhi”

24 Feb

If you believe that the French are the only ones to cook and eat snails, you are wrong! In Salento “municeddhi”(snails) are a traditional dish cooked in various ways (roasted or in a pan).

In Cannole (near Otranto), every summer, there is one of the oldest and most famous festival of Salento dedicated to snails. In the recipe that we introduce here, we show you how to cook the municeddhi in a pan with a delicious sauce.

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The most famous dessert of Salento, here it is the recipe of pasticciotto

10 Feb

Pasticciotto is a classic in Salento’s breakfast and lately it is getting more and more famous not only in Salento. With its oval shape, pasticciotto is made up of short pastry with a heart of custard.

Knowing how to prepare it at home will give you a considerable advantage in the popularity index of friends and relatives ;). Follow the recipe!

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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!

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