The legendary cuisine of Calabria is defined through its huge variety of traditional dishes, which keep alive the customs of the area. Full of flavour, the traditional food of Calabria can be both spicy and delicate.
Thanks to the ancient olive groves of Geracese cultivar and olive oil mills, a higly valued extra-virgin olive oil is produced. A typical mountain pasta, the Maccaruni, is handmade by women and seasoned with pork or goat sauce.
The delicious second courses are sometimes served as side dish, such as fried courgette flowers, stuffed aubergines and the caponata contadina. In addition, there are the pork “frittole”, the baked goat and the famous Calabrian salami, known for their taste and authenticity: soppressate, sausages, capicollo, lard and ‘nduja, typical only in Calabria.