Simposio’s Taranto travel cookbook is a treasure chest filled with local food, things to do, recipes, pictures, stories, and traditions from an ancient city in Puglia and its Città Vecchia (old town).
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
A TARANTO TRAVEL COOKBOOK: THINGS TO DO, THE ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, THE OLD TOWN, THE FOOD, AND THE PEOPLE
With this travel cookbook, you will explore Taranto, its archeological museum, the Città Vecchia, the Easter processions, and other amazing spots.
We will talk to locals and learn to cook traditional Taranto and 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 town, 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 archeological museum, the suggestive Easter processions, 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 TARANTO’S SIMPOSIO:
What you’ll find in Taranto’s Simposio:
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
42 Easter Processions
48 Two From Taranto – Beaches, People, Traditions
84 Martina Franca
06 Bucket List
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