Food and wine: discovering the traditional side of the Amalfi Coast cuisine
A natural heaven embodied by an elegant terrace overlooking the sea. This is how we describe the Amalfi Coast, a charming land of unforgettable appeal which goes from the Gulf of Naples to the Gulf of Salerno, involving thirteen little villages. It’s impossible to not talk about its amazing beaches, where everyone can enjoy days of sun and relax between boat trips and hikes among the hills overlooking the sea. From the culinary point of view, the Amalfi Coast has a very wide selection of typical and local dishes, which are the ultimate high point of this wonderful place.
Fresh fish and sophisticated dishes
Between the best dishes of the Amalfi Coast cuisine there are the ones based on fish, an ingredient used for first courses, main courses and appetizers. Shrimps, rockfish, octopus, anchovy, shellfish… these are the main portagonists of amazing recipes, such as “scialatielli allo scoglio”, a kind of fresh, hand-made pasta, kind of spaghetti, but shorter. Even the seafood salad is very much appreciated, as well as the most typical main dish, called “pepata di cozze”. Just enjoy a good dinner in one of the many little restaurants on the sea, along with a good glass of wine, red or white; the perfect candellight evening.
Delicious local desserts
The tyical desserts of the Amalfi Coast are very well known; just think about the “sfogliatelle”, the “zeppole di San Giuseppe” or the “arcinota pastiera”. Using citrus makes every dessert a little more special. The “Torta Caprese” for example, is a tasteful treat made of almonds and chocolate, without flour or yeast but with the addition of orange fruit-peel and candy lemon, while the “Torta Zingara”, born in Positano, is made of candy tangerine and chocolate. Citrus, lemons particularly, are a very sgnature feature of the Amalfi Coast, grown in Campania’s beautiful “gardens” and painted on postcards and potteries. Essential ingredients of many tasteful recipes: the famous “babà”,the sorbet, the “limoncello” and even the Ravioli with ricotta filling.