Castrovillari is a mountain town located in the Cosenza province and completely immersed in the splendid setting of Pollino National Park. It is in this particularly florid, pure and incontaminate area that we find all the necessary ingredients to prepare the typical dishes of the Calabrese tradition. Annunziata’s culinary itinerary is in fact guaranteed in its deliciousness and authenticity through local products, most of which she actually makes herself.
For instance, her special wholewheat bread made with local wheat and baked in her wood oven. Or her natural extra virgin olive oil, born from the olives picked in the fields around Castrovillari, or the cold-cuts (like prosciutto, soppressata and capocollo) or the cheeses which are created in the masserie, manor farms in the Calabrese Apennines. A selection of typical products of exquisite flavour, which our Cesarina re-elaborates in her recipes, a result of the teachings she received from her mother Angela as a young girl.
The secret of the Cesarina
My land is generous, it offers me all the ingredients I need.