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Basilicata

Language: Italian

Description: Basilicata is a region of Italy which occupies the arch of the foot, comprising the provinces of Potenza and Matera. The ancient name was Lucania. The western side is rugged and mountainous and the terrain has caused the region to remain impoverished. Here wild hare and fowl are hunted. Cereals, olives and vines are cultivated and it is well known for its pork products, though meat is uncommon, chillis, particularly the very hot diavolicchio, and sharp cheeses from sheeps' milk. This sparsely populated region was overrun by conquerors from the East who brought with them the foods they enjoyed, such as cinnamon and cloves and almonds. Many vegetable stews are cooked here, including ciambotta, broad beans (US: fava beans), chickpeas (US: garbanzo beans) and lentils, and very slow cooked stews using poor cuts of meat, rendering them delicious. Mint is commonly used in the cuisine of Basilicata. Fish, naturally, is found in plenty in the coastal regions.


Basilicata
Map of Basilicata, with many thanks to www.big-italy-map.co.uk by Tourizm Maps &Copy; 2006

Pronounced: bah-zee-lee-KAH-tah
Gender: N/A
Ethnicity: Italian
Most frequent country: Italy
Most frequent region: Basilicata

See places: Italian food and cuisine, Basilicata

See foods and dishes: assonza, Burrini, cardoncelli, ciaudedda, ciambotta, diavolicchio, Potenza

Other web reference:
Big-Italy-map.co.uk by Tourizm Maps & Copy; 2006


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