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TARANTO’S SIMPOSIO: a TRAVEL COOKBOOK

Simposio’s Taranto travel cookbook is a treasure chest filled with things to do, recipes, pictures, stories, and traditions from an ancient city in Puglia and its Città Vecchia (old city).

In this cookbook, you’ll prepare and savor authentic and traditional recipes from Taranto and 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 travel cookbook

Taranto travel cookbook

A TARANTO TRAVEL COOKBOOK: THINGS TO DO, THE MUSEUM, THE OLD CITY, THE FOOD, AND THE PEOPLE

With this travel cookbook, you will explore Taranto, its museum, the Città Vecchia, and other amazing spots.

We will talk to locals and learn to cook traditional Puglia food. We’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, both in the new and the old city, and watch fireworks from a tiny fisherman’s boat.

And you’ll 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!

ABOUT TARANTO, PUGLIA, 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. Known for its magnificent Città Vecchia, the unique MARTA museum, its two seas, mussels, flamingos, mermaids, and music.

Although part of off-the-beaten-path Italy, there are plenty of things to do and enjoy: real people, real life, real everything! In Taranto, especially in Città Vecchia, you can witness untouched folklore, bear the glare of locals, and eat authentic traditional food.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE SIMPOSIO’s Taranto travel cookbook: COOKING AND TRAVELING IN PUGLIA

What you’ll find in Taranto’s Simposio:

115 pages
113 pictures
20 recipes
60+ pages of travel and culture
a lot of mussels ♥

 

THE INDEX:

| Travel

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

42 Procession

48 Two From Taranto – Beaches, People, Traditions

84 Martina Franca

 

| Culture

06 Bucket List – Instagram People, Wines,

26 Angelica

28 Rodolfo

32 A Mermaid

34 Dance Therapy – Tarantole & Tarantolate

54 Old Pictures

105 Ranunculus

106 Packages From The South

108 Pupe Baffute

111 Confetti

 

| Recipes

56 Taranto’s Food

58 Friselle

60 Puccia Rolls

62 Uccelletti

64 Panzerotti

66 Mussel Tubetti Pasta

68 Riso Patate e Cozze

70 Broccoli Rabe Pasta

72 Fave E Foglie

74 Octopus Salad

76 Stuffed Calamari

78 Scattiata

80 Scarcedde

82 Sannacchiudere

90 Plic Plac Sauce

92 Bocconotti

96 Peas Pesto

98 Buddha Bowl

100 Asparagus Pasta

102 Orange And Asparagus Salad

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