The famous bread of Genzano (pane casareccio di Genzano IGP) located in the Roman Hills is not for delicate types, especially when the sturdy crusts are embracing a slice of delicious porchetta or roasted ham from Ariccia.
It is made from soft wheat flour, water, natural yeast and salt and its distinctive flavor is due to the quality of the ingredients and the fine local air which wafts in from the nearby Lazio coast.
Its origins are from the tradition of preparing bread at home. Once prepared with natural yeasts and then shaped into loaves or “bighe,” the dough is then baked in wood-fired ovens, known as “soccie”.
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We're adding many of the best images of the best dishes we have enjoyed while compiling Delicious Italy since we began in 2000, or at least since owned our first digital camera!
It's not easy taking a snap of a dish or plate, but the idea is to communicate an experience and perhaps encourage others to seek it out.
Our most delicious dish to date? Maybe a pasta with fresh water shrimps from the cleanest river in Abruzzo, if not Italy.
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Below we highlight a selection of places to eat in the region of Abruzzo.
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There are not too many strawberry festivals in Italy. From our top ten below we couldn't really include any others. If you know of one we have missed, then drop a comment below.
So, in no special order, here are the Italian strawberry festivals worth a visit.
1. Maletto, Catania, Sicily
'The best strawberries in Italy' can be found in Maletto on the edge of Mount Etna at 1000 meters above sea level.
The highlight of the annual June event are the huge strawberry tarts paraded then shared amongst the crowd.
2. Terricciola, Pisa, Tuscany
Celebrating and keeping alive the ancient rural traditions of strawberries and wine of Terricciola.
3. Manciano, Grosseto, Tuscany
Held in May in the small locality of Marsiliana near Manciano, province of Grosseto.
4. Scorzè, Venice, Veneto
Asparagus and strawberries combine in Veneto in this Spring food festival in mid May.
5. Santo Stefano, Ravenna, Emilia Romagna
Strawberries feature, but this is a mid June gastronomic celebration for the whole town.
6. San Biagio della Valle, Perugia, Umbria
Perhaps the longest strawberry fair in Italy; almost 2 weeks from May into the first days of June.
Look out for the Cherry Event in nearby San Valentino della Collina in mid May.
7. Cassibile, Siracusa, Sicily
4 days and 4000 pieces of strawberry pie between Avola and Siracusa in Sicily. As far south as it is possible to be in Italy, just about.
8. Policoro, Matera, Basilicata
Two days in mid May dedicated to the locally cultivated strawberries along the Lucanian coast, or Metapontino.
Interestingly, the strain of strawberry cultivated is called the Candonga and was introduced only in 2003 after experimentation in Spain.
Policoro is known locally as 'Strawberry City' and is an important element of the local economy.
9. Locality Acconia, Catanzaro, Calabria
This event is orientated towards the actual use of strawberries in such delights as ice cream, granite, jams, frappé, dolci and macedonia trifle.
10. Nemi, Roman Hills, Rome
How can you forget Nemi, the most famous strawberry festival in Italy!
The nucleus of the Jewish community in Florence dates from 1437 when the first banks opened in the Renaissance capital. Yet, it wasn't long before the former were subsequently confined to a ghetto located near present day Piazza della Repubblica.
Forbidden to join the regular trades guilds, the Jews were only allowed to participate in textiles or second hand trading. It took another four hundred years to 1848 for the ghetto to be opened up and the Jews allowed to live freely in the city.
Today, the Jewish community in Florence has about 800 members and is located in via Farini where there is a kindergarten, Talmud Torah afternoon school for children, youth organizations, rest home and center of Jewish culture.
If you travel within the region of Calabria make sure that you are not on diet!. The local cuisine is very tasty and made with local fresh products.
With this in mind we asked the Accademia della Cucina Calabra to highlight for us a typical menu, and this is what they said:
'Firstly, let's start with a mix of local salumi and cheeses such as 'nduja, ...
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• traditional lamb recipe • cooked bread recipe • tortiglioni di maratea • lagane and chick pea pasta • anogornata • walnut liqueur recipe • ciambotta vegetarian recipe • spaghetti di maratea • big egg easter omelette • strascinati con luntruppc
• basilicata by bike • roman venosa • sassi of matera • san mauro forte • metaponto • trees and paganism • madonna della bruna • more to melfi • history of maratea • religious tourism in basilicata • potenza • lucania • murgia materana park matera • bernalda and the coppolas • saint biagio day
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