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Lazio – Food

Lazio cuisine is characterized by simple but tasty dishes.
The most popular main courses are: bucatini “all’amatriciana”, a sauce made with tomato sauce, pork cheek and pecorino cheese, semolina gnocchi “alla romana” (Roman-style gnocchi), spaghetti “alla puttanesca” with olives and cappers and spaghetti alla Carbonara with eggs, bacon and Pecorino cheese.

Among the meat dishes the famous abbacchio “alla cacciatora” lamb stew cooked in the oven and flavored with rosemary, white wine, anchovies and hot pepper. Another common meat dish is the “trippa alla romana”, tripe prepared with pecorino cheese and mint.
Among the fish dishes, it is worth mentioning the baccalà in guazzetto, codfish covered with flour and cooked in a pan with tomato sauce, anchovies, pine nuts and olives.

Very appreciated vegetables from Lazio are: artichoke (fried ‘alla giudia’) and ‘puntarelle’ with anchovies and garlic.
The extra virgin olive oil ‘di Sabina’ and wild strawberries from Nemi are also typical from this region.

Famous desserts are Maritozzo, a sandwich enriched with pine nuts, raisins and candied orange peel and Pangiallo with walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, honey and pine nuts.

 

DOCG WINES IN LAZIO:
Cannellino di Frascati
Cesanese del Piglio o Piglio
Frascati Superiore

DOC WINES IN LAZIO:
Aleatico di Gradoli
Aprilia
Atina
Bianco Capena
Castelli Romani
Cerveteri
Cesanese di Affile o Affile
Cesanese di Olevano Romano o Olevano Romano
Circeo
Colli Albani
Colli della Sabina
Colli Etruschi Viterbesi o Tuscia
Colli Lanuvini
Cori
Est!! Est!! Est!! Di Montefiascone
Frascati
Genazzano
Marino
Montecompatri Colonna
Nettuno
Orvieto
Roma
Tarquinia
Terracina o Moscato di Terracina
Velletri
Viganello
Zagarolo

SLOW FOOD PRESIDIA IN LAZIO:
Confections:
Giglietti di Palestrina

Cheeses and dairy products:
Roman Countryside Caciofiore
Marzolina

Legumes:
Arsoli Bean
Vallepietra Giant Bean
Rascino Lentil

Vegetables:
Priverno Chiacchietegli Broccoli

Fresh and dried fruit:
Roman Coastline Tellina

Meat products:
Viterbo Susianella

ARK OF TASTE PRODUCTS (SLOW FOOD FOUNDATION) IN LAZIO:
Confections:
Riano Pangiallo

Fresh and dried fruit:
Don Silvestro Apricot
Bebè Apple
Tivoli Pizzutello

Cheeses and other animal products:
Ricotta Moscia

Legumes:
Heritage Onano Lentil
Purgatory Beans
Ventotene Lentil

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Priverno Chiacchietegli Broccoli

Bread and baked goods:
Ciambella a cancello from Mentana
Allumiere Yellow Bread
Pizza a Fiamma

Fish, sea food and fish products:
Tuscia Lakes Eel

Meat products:
Horse Coppietta
Mazzi
Viterbese cooked salame
Monte San Biagio sausage

DOP PRODUCTS (Italian Protected Designation of Origin) IN LAZIO:
Cheeses and other animal products:
Buffalo Mozzarella
Buffalo Ricotta
Picinisco Pecorino
Roman Pecorino
Roman Ricotta

Oils:
Canino
Colline Pontine
Sabina
Tuscia

Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Vallerano chestnut
Atina bean
Roman hazelnut
Pontecorvo pepper

Meat products:
Salamini italiani alla cacciatora
Amatriciano ham

IGP PRODUCTS (Protected Geographical Indication) IN LAZIO:
Vegetables, fruit and cereals:
Lazio Roman artichoke
Latina kiwi
Alto Viterbese potato
Sperlgona white celery

Meats and offal:
Roman abbacchio
Center Italy lamb
Mortadella
Ariccia Porchetta
Central Apennine white beef

Bread and baked goods:
Genzano Casareccio bread

 

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