Curious facts and recipes about Italian cuisine made in Calabria

  1. Gourmet salad with pecorino cheese chips

    Gourmet salad with pecorino cheese chips

    Fill your salad with crispy seasoned pecorino chips, pitted olives and sun-dried tomatoes. An easy, fast and tasty recipe.

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  2. Calabrian roast potatoes recipe

    Calabrian roast potatoes recipe

    The roast potatoes recipe is inspired by the culinary tradition of Calabria and combines three excellent products: potatoes, bacon and caciocavallo DOP Silano. The vegetarian version of this recipe is delicious, thanks to the mixed mushrooms that give it a rich and enveloping flavor.

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  3. Spelt salad with porcini mushrooms recipe

    Spelt salad with porcini mushrooms recipe

    The recipe for spelt salad with porcini mushrooms is rich in flavors and aromas of the season: dried tomatoes, pitted green olives and porcini mushrooms add a touch of Mediterranean and taste.

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  4. Pappardelle with Porcini Mushrooms and Pecorino cheese recipe

    Pappardelle with Porcini Mushrooms and Pecorino cheese recipe

    The Pappardelle with Porcini Mushrooms and Pecorino cheese, is a dish that combines the earthy flavors of forest delicacies with the robust intensity of aged pecorino cheese.

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  5. Ravioli with ‘nduja and pecorino cheese recipe

    Ravioli with ‘nduja and pecorino cheese recipe

    The ravioli recipe with 'nduja di Spilinga and fresh pecorino cheese fondue from Calabria, combines the intense and authentic flavors of 'nduja, the traditional spicy sausage, with the creaminess of fresh pecorino, creating an explosion of taste that will delight the palate.

    The ingredient to prepare ravioli with ‘nduja and pecorino cheese

    To prepare ravioli:

    • 300 g of ravioli
    • 3 eggs
    • A pinch of salt
    • 150 g of 'nduja of Spilinga
    • 150 g of fresh ricotta
    • Black pepper q.b.


    To prepare pecorino cheese fondue: 

    • 200 g fresh pecorino cheese from Calabria 
    • 150 ml of whole milk 
    • 30 g of butter 
    • Nutmeg q.b. 
    • Salt and pepper q.b.

    How to prepare ravioli with ‘nduja and pecorino cheese

    In a bowl, start mixing the flour and a pinch of salt. Create a well in the center and add the eggs. Continue to knead until you get a smooth and elastic mixture.

    Meanwhile, mix the 'nduja of Spilinga and the fresh ricotta in a bowl and add fresh ground black pepper, to give a touch of spicy flavor.

    Roll out the thin dough with a rolling pin, cut into circles and put a teaspoon of filling in the center of each circle of dough. Fold in half to form semicircles and seal the edges by pressing lightly with your fingers.

    At this point, start cooking the ravioli in boiling salted water until they float.


    Once drained, put aside the pasta and devote yourself to preparing the fresh pecorino fondue.

    Grate the fresh pecorino cheese and keep it aside. Put on low heat a pan and

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  6. Calabrian avocado toast recipe

    Avocado toast with pancetta and mushrooms

    The Avocado Toast is a beloved classic for anyone in search of a nutritious, flavorful, and adaptable meal. In this rendition, we'll enrich it with the esteemed offerings of Calabria, bringing together Calabrian pancetta, Tropea red onion, and an array of local mushrooms.

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  7. Cuoppo with calabrian anchovies

    Cuoppo with calabrian anchovies

    The Cuoppo with calabrian anchovies is a dish that celebrates the culinary tradition of Calabria, enriching it with organic extra virgin olive oil flavored with lemon and the red onion of Tropea IGP. This recipe combines intense and authentic flavors, guaranteeing a unique culinary experience that will delight both young and old palates.

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  8. Calabrian Summer menù

    Calabrian Summer menù

    Whether you're fortunate enough to be in beautiful Calabria or wish to bring its flavors to your kitchen, this summer menu will provide you with a unique culinary experience: get ready to journey through the rice fields of Piana di Sibari, savor quality caciocavallo cheese, and delight your palate with the sweetness of figs and almonds. Aprons on, let's begin!

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  9. Pasta alla Norma recipe

    Pasta alla Norma recipe

    Cold Pasta alla Norma is a symphony of tastes and textures, in advance for a packed lunch or a summer picnic, but it's equally delightful served as a main dish for any occasion.

    The ingredient to prepare pasta alla Norma

    • 400g of pasta (rigatoni or penne recommended)
    • 250g eggplants fillets
    • 200g of Caciocavallo Silano DOP
    • 100g of pesto of dried tomatoes
    • Chili-infused extra virgin olive oil
    • Salt to taste

    How to prepare pasta alla Norma

    To prepare it, start by cooking the pasta (preferably rigatoni or penne) in salted water until al dente. Meanwhile, take the eggplants fillets, in a separate pan, with a pesto of dried tomatoes and 

    a drizzle of organic extra virgin olive oil.

    On the side, cube the Caciocavallo Silano DOP, a cheese with a rich and enveloping flavor. Once the pasta is cooked al dente, cool it down under running water and toss it with the sun-dried tomato and eggplant sauté, adding the cubes of Caciocavallo.

    Finally, mix all the ingredients thoroughly to allow them to blend together. If desired, drizzle the dish with a bit more hot pepper extra virgin olive oil, which will add a spicy and fragrant kick.

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  10. Fried pumpkin flower recipe

    Fried pumpkin flower recipe

    Pumpkin flower fritters are a typically Calabrian summer delicacy. Their crispy outside and soft inside texture makes them an irresistible appetiser or a perfect dish to serve during an aperitif.

    What makes them even more special is the possibility of varying their fillings or ingredients to suit everyone's taste: whether they are stuffed with caciosalame, or vegetarian with Tropea red onion, or with 'nduja di Spilinga for lovers of spicy flavours.

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