Cupeta is a traditional sweet treat from the region of Calabria in southern Italy. It is a type of nougat made with honey, sugar, and toasted almonds. Cupeta can be found in various towns and communes in Calabria, including Cosenza, Reggio Calabria, and Catanzaro.

In Cosenza, you can find cupeta at local pastry shops such as Pasticceria De Rose and Pasticceria Martino. These shops are known for their high-quality cupeta, made with locally sourced ingredients and traditional recipes.

In Reggio Calabria, cupeta is available at Pasticceria Fata Morgana and Pasticceria Nobile. These establishments offer a wide range of traditional Calabrian sweets, including cupeta, which is a popular choice among locals and tourists alike.

One of the most famous cupeta recipes is the “Cupeta di Cosenza.” To make this delicious treat, you will need 500 grams of honey, 500 grams of sugar, 500 grams of toasted almonds, and a pinch of cinnamon. The honey and sugar are heated together until they reach a caramel-like consistency. Then, the almonds and cinnamon are added, and the mixture is poured onto a greased surface to cool and harden. Once it has hardened, the cupeta can be cut into small squares and enjoyed.

Cupeta has been recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) by the Italian government. This recognition ensures that cupeta is made following specific specifications and using traditional methods. Some of the specifications for cupeta include the use of local honey and almonds, as well as the absence of artificial additives or preservatives.

Sources:
– “Cupeta di Cosenza” recipe from Giallo Zafferano (www.giallozafferano.it)
– Pasticceria De Rose website (www.pasticceriaderose.it)
– Pasticceria Martino website (www.pasticceriamartino.it)
– Pasticceria Fata Morgana website (www.pasticceriafatamorgana.it)
– Pasticceria Nobile website (www.pasticcerianobile.it)