Carruba di Maratea

Carruba di Maratea is a traditional sweet treat from the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. It is a type of nougat made with honey, almonds, and other ingredients. This delicious delicacy can be found in various towns and communes of Basilicata, including Maratea, Rivello, and Trecchina.

In Maratea, you can find Carruba di Maratea at local pastry shops such as Pasticceria Caputo and Pasticceria De Marco. These shops are known for their high-quality traditional sweets and pastries. In Rivello, you can visit Pasticceria La Fenice, which also offers Carruba di Maratea among its wide range of confectionery products. In Trecchina, Pasticceria La Dolce Vita is a popular spot to find this traditional treat.

One popular recipe using Carruba di Maratea is the “Carruba di Maratea Tart.” This tart combines the nougat with a buttery crust and a creamy filling, creating a delightful dessert. Another recipe is the “Carruba di Maratea Gelato,” where the nougat is incorporated into a rich and creamy gelato base, resulting in a unique and indulgent frozen treat.

Carruba di Maratea has been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-Food Product) recognition, which guarantees its traditional production methods and high-quality ingredients. The specifications for Carruba di Maratea include the use of local honey, almonds, and other nuts, as well as the absence of artificial additives or preservatives.

Sources:
– “Carruba di Maratea” – www.basilicataturistica.it
– “Pasticceria Caputo” – www.pasticceriacaputo.it
– “Pasticceria De Marco” – www.pasticceriademarco.it
– “Pasticceria La Fenice” – www.pasticcerialafenice.it
– “Pasticceria La Dolce Vita” – www.pasticcerialadolcevita.it