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In this episode we continue our trip to the north and visiting the eastern central region of Abruzzo. Abruzzo is situated due east of Rome and stretches from the Apennine mountains (including Gran Sasso) to the Adriatic Sea. This give Abruzzo the benefit of mountains as well as seafood along it's coast.
Abruzzo contains mountin ski resports like Campo Imperatore as well as towns such as l'Aquila that date back to Middle Ages and Renaissance. Along the Adriatic you will find the coastal port city of Pescara.
While not a widely know region for culinary items, Abruzzo has made its contributions to cuisine of Italy.
Abruzzo is considered a southern region of Italy, even though it is central. Abruzzo is known for it's high quality Saffron of l'Aquila, Colline Termane Olive Oil, Liquorice of Atri, and Honey. They are also know for Truffles, Lamb and Rosemary.
Check out this video on the honey of Abruzzo.
Abruzzo is also known for their Salumi, like Mortadella di Campotosto, Spaghetti alla Chitarra and Torrone. To make Spaghetti alla Chitarra you use a Pasta Chitarra (Guitar).
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