WHAT TO TASTE IN BASILICATA
The typical food of Basilicata, simple and fragrant, is entirely based on a few, wisely combined in typical and very old traditional dishes.
The most important product is certainly , kneaded with ancient tools like the , the (a blade and a small chopping board, respectively) and the . Just the skill and mastery of the housewives is needed to make other types of pasta, like and .
The tastiest cannot go without, the real symbol of cuisine in Basilicata, locally known as (little devil).
, big bread loaves made with flour and boiled potatoes, and , a soup with toasted bread and eggs, are two typical dishes made with bread, another common ingredient in this area.
Following tradition, the people of Basilicata often eat , like , a meat loaf made with offal (called in dialect) and , a sort of lamb stew.
Another typical dish is , which is baked and seasoned with oregano and pecorino. is a famous meat dish; it is a sausage made with lean pork meat, prepared in many different ways, without additives.
are widely used in Basilicata too, and offer a wide range of tasty dishes spiced with a hint of . We can mention , (fried potatoes, peppers and eggplants with tomato sauce), , with broad beans, potatoes and artichokes, and .
A superb vegetable dish is the (Basilicata style vegetable dish), which is made with onions, eggplants, peppers, tomatoes, garlic, basil and parsley cooked together and seasoned with olive oil.