The Taranto issue of the Simposio magazine is a treasure chest filled with recipes, pictures, stories, and traditions from an ancient city, off the beaten path, in Southern Italy.
In this issue, you’ll cook and savor authentic and traditional recipes from Taranto (Puglia), discover less-known places, experience almost lost traditions, and take a glimpse of the old-world and the contemporary culture of Italy.
a Taranto cookbook and slow travel magazine
About Taranto, Italy
Taranto is an Ionian seaside city in the northwestern end of Salento, one of the subregions of Puglia. It is also the historic capital of Magna Graecia, the city of the two seas, of mussels, flamingos, mermaids, and music.
It is part of off-the-beaten-path Italy: real people, real life, real everything! In Taranto, you can witness untouched folklore, bear the glare of locals, and eat authentic traditional food.
The Taranto issue
In this issue, you will explore Taranto, talk to locals, and learn to cook traditional food. You’ll go deep inside traditions, ways of living, and states of mind.
You will hear myths, legends, and tales of gods, sirens, ghosts, whales, and anglers. You’ll get bitten by tarantulas, dance to expel the poison, and rest sipping a lemon granita.
You’ll follow poignant processions and watch fireworks from a tiny fisherman’s boat.
Cook mussels, pasta, bell peppers, fava beans, calamari, and Easter and Christmas sweets.
Ready for a journey through the less known Puglia? Ready for more Italy?
Welcome to Taranto!
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What you’ll find in the Taranto issue:
60+ pages of travel and culture
a lot of mussels ♥
08 Taranto – Gulf, Seas, Position
12 Foundation Legends
14 A Day In Taranto – Bridge, Castle, Museum
30 True, Cruel, Story
36 Nights Like This
38 Women of Taranto
48 Two From Taranto – Beaches, People, Traditions
84 Martina Franca
06 Bucket List – Instagram People, Wines,
32 A Mermaid
34 Dance Therapy – Tarantole & Tarantolate
54 Old Pictures
106 Packages From The South
108 Pupe Baffute
56 Taranto’s Food
60 Puccia Rolls
66 Mussel Tubetti Pasta
68 Riso Patate e Cozze
70 Broccoli Rabe Pasta
72 Fave E Foglie
74 Octopus Salad
76 Stuffed Calamari
90 Plic Plac Sauce
96 Peas Pesto
98 Buddha Bowl
100 Asparagus Pasta
102 Orange And Asparagus Salad