Events, food, experiences for an unforgettable trip to Italy
Abruzzo - Cicerchiata

Abruzzo – Food

Abruzzo - Arrosticini
Arrosticini

In Abruzzo Brodetto, a rich fish soup, is the most popular dish of the Adriatic coast. Inland you may find arrosticini (sheep skewers) and maccheroni alla chitarra (a kind of short pasta).

Saffron is very popular and it is used in lots of typical dishes, because it is cultivated in L’Aquila area.

Confetti di Sulmona and Torrone di Cioccolato dell’Aquila (chocolate nougat) are famous and delicious desserts.

Other fine products are Montepulciano d’Abruzzo wine and extravirgin olive oil. 

The famous “cicerchiata” (see cover picture) is a dessert made of flour, eggs, butter or olive oil, sugar, liquor or lemon juice. This dough is shaped into small balls, which are subsequently fried in olive oil or in lard. After that, they are drained, mixed with hot honey and lumped together. When the honey becomes colder, the little balls are glued together, creating a solid structure.
Cicerchiata is usually made on Carnival time.

 

DOCG WINES IN ABRUZZO:
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane

DOC WINES IN ABRUZZO:
Abruzzo
Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo
Controguerra
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Terre Tollesi or Tullum
Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
Villamagna
Ortona

SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA IN ABRUZZO:
Cereals and flours:
Abruzzese Apennines Solina wheat

Fresh and dried fruit:
Dried Atessa Reale fig

Cheeses and dairy products:
Castel del Monte Canestrato

Legumes:
Navelli chickpea
Paganica beans
Santo Stefano di Sessanio lentil

Honey:
L’Aquila Appennine honeys

Meat products:
Campotosto Mortadella
Aquilana liver sausage
Frentano sausage
Vastese Ventricina

Vegetables:
Intosso olive
Turchesa potato
Altino sweet pepper
Fara Filiorum Petri white onion

Wines and grapes:
Montonico grape

ARK OF TASTE PRODUCTS (SLOW FOOD FOUNDATION) IN ABRUZZO:
Cereals, flours and legumes:
Casorella
Rosciola
Capitignano chickpea
Navelli chickpea
Frattura White bean
Tondino del Tavo bean

Confections and honey:
Ortona Nèvole
Santoreggia honey
Ironwort honey

Fresh and dried fruit:
Dried Atessa Reale Fig

Cheeses and dairy products:
Aquilano Caciofiore
Marcetto
Farindola Pecorino
Sopravissana Pecorino
Stracciata

Vegetables:
Sulmona red garlic
Fara Filiorum Petri white onion
Mugnoli broccoli from Pettorano sul Gizio
Altino sweet pepper

Breeds and animal husbandry:
Sopravissana sheep

Meat products:
Aquilana liver sausage

Wines and grapes:
Montonico grape

Spices, wild herbs and condiments:
Navelli saffron

DOP PRODUCTS (Italian Protected Designation of Origin) IN ABRUZZO:
Oils:
Aprutino Pescarese
Colline Teatine
Pretuziano delle Colline Teramane

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Piceno Ascolana olive
Fucino potato

Meat products:
Salamini italiani alla cacciatora

Spices:
L’Aquila saffron

IGP PRODUCTS (Protected Geographical Indication) IN ABRUZZO:
Meats and offal:
Agnello del Centro Italia
Vitellone bianco dell’Appennino centrale

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Fucino Plateau carrot

 

 

Search events

Search Events

Discover a Region