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Simposio’s Taranto: Taranto’s food, recipes, and stories

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

Taranto travel cookbook

In this authentic Puglia cookbook, you’ll prepare and savor Taranto’s food by making authentic and traditional Apulian recipes; you’ll discover less-known places, experience almost lost traditions, and glimpse Italy’s old-world and contemporary culture.

AN AUTHENTIC PUGLIA COOKBOOK: TARANTO’S FOOD, RECIPES, THINGS TO DO, THE ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, THE OLD TOWN, AND THE PEOPLE

With this Puglia cookbook, you will explore the city of Taranto, its archeological museum, the Città Vecchia, the Easter processions, and other unique spots.

You will talk to locals and learn to cook traditional Apulian recipes. You will 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 will get bitten by tarantulas, dance to expel the poison, and rest, sipping a lemon granita.

You will follow poignant processions, both in Taranto’s old town and new town, and watch fireworks from a tiny fisherman’s boat.

Finally, you will cook mussels, pasta, bell peppers, fava beans, calamari, and Easter and Christmas sweets: Taranto’s food.

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! Especially in Taranto’s old town (Città Vecchia), you can witness untouched folklore, bear the glare of locals, and eat authentic traditional food.

TAKE A LOOK INSIDE SIMPOSIO’S TARANTO:

What you’ll find in Taranto’s Simposio:

06 Welcome to Taranto

08 Cooking Notes

10 A Bucket List

12 Taranto

16 Legends

18 A Day In Taranto

38 Angelica

40 Rodolfo

44 True, Cruel, Story

48 A Mermaid

52 Dance Therapy

56 Nights Like This

60 Women of Taranto

66 Procession

76 Two From Taranto

86 Old Pictures

88 Taranto’s Food

92 Friselle

96 Puccia Rolls

98 Uccelletti

100 Panzerotti

104 Tubetti Con Le Cozze

108 Riso Patate e Cozze

112 Orecchiette Con Le Cime Di Rapa

114 Fave E Cicoria (Or Foglie)

116 Vurp’ A Luciane

118 Calamari Ripieni

120 Scattiata

122 Scarcedde

124 Sannacchiudere

128 Martina Franca

136 Pacchi Dal Sud

138 Plic Plac Sauce

140 Bocconotti

144 Ranunculus

148 Peas Pesto

150 Buddha Bowl

152 Confetti

156 Pasta with Asparagus and Almonds

158 Orange And Asparagus Salad

160 Pupe Baffute