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Campania: land of art and food


Wednesday 15 april 2020

Campania cuisine is one of the most famous in Italy and in the world, known above all for its tasty Pizza. Not to mention the traditional desserts, including the Neapolitan Pastiera.

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Campania: land of art and food

Campania is known all over the world for the mildness of its climate, the beauty of its coasts, the richness of its art and its history. Furthermore, his love for cooking makes this region a land that many tourists want to know and visit.

A journey that always starts from the sea, the undisputed king of this territory, with its intense colors, its coasts dotted with bays, the gentle coves and the steep rocky walls, the islands of the Gulf of Naples, Capri, Ischia and Procida, which they are real masterpieces of nature and proceed for the rich vegetation, which makes the small and charming villages even more exciting.

His cuisine is one of the most famous in Italy and in the world, especially for the typical products of his land. Thanks to the sun, in fact, the most juicy and tasty tomatoes in the world grow here, with which many local dishes are seasoned and, not least, the famous Neapolitan Pizza.

In the Campania provinces the production of cheeses is widespread, an example is the famous DOP buffalo mozzarella, queen of Campania cuisine, masterfully produced in the areas of Mondragone, Battipaglia, Capua and Eboli.

Not to mention the traditional desserts, including the Neapolitan Pastiera, the fragrant ricotta puffs and the famous "babà", one of the typical Neapolitan desserts, sweetly soaked in liqueur.

Now we take you to discover a series of villages where you can spend your holidays, immersed in their history and in their cultural, but above all culinary traditions.

Bagnoli Irpino: the city of truffles

Bagnoli Irpino is mainly known for its black truffle, highly appreciated all over the world for its characteristic aroma. In this area, with the Truffle, flavored cheeses are produced, but also different varieties of butter, used to prepare the famous local croutons, but also to season first and second courses of meat and fish. But very famous in Bagnoli Iripino is the peppered mussels, one of the typical dishes of Campania in general. It is not difficult to make it and you must not forget to pair it with a good Campania wine.

Here is the recipe for 4 people

Mussels 2 kg
Garlic to taste
Parsley to taste
Extra virgin olive oil to taste
Black pepper to taste

Impepata di cozze

Photo by Viaggia in Campania

Procida's shrimp

Procida is known for that tangle of houses painted pink, yellow, blue and green, but also for its sunsets and its fishing boats. This island, which is the smallest in the Gulf of Naples, is known for its cuisine. A dish to savor are the Procida shrimps. This recipe is very simple.

Here is the recipe for 4 people

400 g of spaghetti
500 g of shrimp
300 g of Campania tomatoes
extra virgin olive oil to taste
2/3 cloves of garlic
chilli pepper to taste

Cannocchie di Procida

Photo by Scatti di Gusto


Anchovies with fish from Vietri Sul Mare

Vietri Sul Mare is an Italian town that has become a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its artistic peculiarities and certainly for its cuisine. One of its best known dishes are anchovies alla pescatora. A recipe so easy to prepare that you don't even have to explain the process.

Here is the recipe for 4 people

800 gr of anchovies
400 gr of spaghetti
250 gr of cherry tomatoes
black olives
capers
extra virgin olive oil to taste
Origan
parsley
salt and pepper

Alici alla pescatora

Photo by Il Giornale del Cibo

Montesano sulla Marcelain: seafood and caprese salad

The seafood salad is a typical Campania dish and the recipe of Montesano sulla Marcelain, a small village near Salerno is very particular. It is an appetizer that includes octopus, squid, clams, mussels, prawns, surimi, seasoned with garlic, oil and lemon.

Here is the recipe for 4 people

800 gr of octopus
600 squid
1 kg of clams
1 of mussels
300 gr of prawns
200 gr of surimi
2 cloves of garlic
extra virgin olive oil to taste
1 lemon
parsley
salt and pepper

Insalata di mare

Photo by Poesie da Rose Isax

Laurino's sweets

If, on the other hand, you love sweets, the town of Laurino is for you. In this town in the province of Salerno, a dessert has been prepared for centuries, very simple to make, but delicious. You will need to dissolve honey or, alternatively, sugar. To this mixture you have to add the almonds and bring to the boil. When the mixture is well blended, you will have to pour it on a moistened surface and it must be flattened until it reaches a thickness of about one centimeter. The dessert should be served cold.

Here is the recipe

150 g of sesame seeds
100 g of honey
Lemon peel
Orange peel
50 g of sugar
Almonds to taste

Dolce di Laurino

Photo by Charming Hotels in Italy

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