In southern Italy, many traditional recipes, especially those originating from the countryside, are topped with a homemade crispy crumb bread. This tradition derives from the olden days in which parmesan cheese was too expensive for peasants to buy, and they would use this crispy bread as an alternative.
The main aspect of this dish is the lemon flavour. The best lemons to use in this pasta are the fragrant lemons from the Amalfi coast (Campania region – Southern Italy). If you are lucky enough to find them, you will enjoy a very flavourful and tasty dish!
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This gnocchi dish embodies 3 typical flavours of Campania region – Southern Italy: tomatoes. mozzarella fior di latte and basil.
If you happen to be in Campania region or even better in the beautiful coastal town of Sorrento, where the dish is originally from, don’t forget to try this dish and enjoy the taste of Southern Italy.
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Our friend Matteo has shared with us a recipe inspired by the torretta di melanzane, a dish created by the renowned Italian chef Alfonso Iaccarino. If you want to taste the original, you can go to his restaurant Don Alfonso di Sant’Agata dei Due Golfi in the Amalfi Coast.
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The zeppole of Saint Joseph are the delicious pastries that in Southern Italy, especially in Puglia and in Campania, people make for Father’s day on March 19th. You can bake or fry them, below we will show you the two different procedures, just choose the one you prefer and try it!
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