Farina di carosella is a traditional flour from the Basilicata region of Italy, specifically found in the towns of Matera, Potenza, and Melfi. This unique flour is made from a variety of ancient grains, including durum wheat, barley, and rye, and is known for its nutty flavor and versatility in cooking. It can be found in local specialty shops and markets in these towns, such as La Bottega del Gusto in Matera and Antichi Sapori Lucani in Potenza.
Farina di carosella is often used in traditional Basilicata recipes, such as pane di Matera, a type of bread, and lagane e ceci, a pasta dish made with chickpeas. The flour has also been recognized with the PAT (Traditional Agri-food Product) designation, which certifies its traditional production methods and regional significance.
Specifications of farina di carosella include:
– Made from a blend of ancient grains
– Nutty flavor
– Versatile in cooking