Abruzzo Typical products

Abruzzo cooking is twofold, seafood versus meat and vegetables. This duality is however reconciled by common ingredients and a strong creativity. Tasty dishes from the coast are juxtaposed to inland dishes. In Abruzzo there are widespread cultivations of cereals and fruit and productions of oil and cheese, both coming from cow and goat milk. Some of the most famous dishes are: Spaghetti alla chitarra, Brodetti di pesce, Scapece alla vastese, Calamaretti alla francavillese, Fregnacce, Timballo alla teramana and finally  Arrosticini.


Typical products of Abruzzo

  •  Agnello del Centro Italia IGP  Torgiano Rosso
  •  Aprutino Pescarese Olio Extravergine d’Oliva DOP
  •  Carota dell’Altopiano del Fucino 
  •  Colline Teatine Olio Extravergine d’Oliva DOP
  •  Confetto di Sulmona
  •  Guanciale Amatriciano → Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Cerasuolo
  •  Incanestrato di Castel del Monte → Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Colline Teramane Riserva
  •  Lenticchie di Santo Stefano di Sessanio → Controguerra Rosso Novello
  •  Mortadella di Campotosto  Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Cerasuolo
  • Patata del Fucino  Trebbiano d’Abruzzo
  • Pecorino d’Abruzzo  Trebbiano d’Abruzzo/Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
  • Pecorino di Farindola → Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
  • Pretuziano delle Colline Teramane Olio Extravergine d’Oliva DOP
  • Salamini italiani alla Cacciatora DOP 
  •  Scamorza
  •  Vin cotto
  •  Vitellone Bianco dell’Appennino Centrale IGP  Torgiano Rosso
  •  Zafferano dell’Aquila DOP


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About Author

Guido Clerici
Guido Clerici | Photographer since 1990, belongs to the Ordine dei Giornalisti (Italy’s Order of Journalists) since 2004. He has published covers, articles and advertisements on major Italian and international magazines (GQ Italy, GQ Germany, GQ Russia, GQ Spain, AD Russia, Traveller Russia, Max, Abitare, Interni), portraying national and international celebrities such as John Malkovich, Casey Stoner, Chef Cracco, Vico Magistretti, Winton Marsalis, Pistorius and many others. He works with companies and architecture and design studios making pictures for brochures, catalogues, and websites. He has been represented by Grazia Neri, Italy’s main photographic agency, and Agenzia LUZphoto of Milan. Beside photography, he works in the food-and-wine and tourism field. Between 2010 and 2012 he earns a Travel Agency Technical Director title, a Sommelier diploma with AIS and a Cheese Taster title with ONAF. Through Officine Turistiche, a website offering environmentally friendly wine-and-food itineraries, he also offers photo shooting, websites design, and event management.