Marzafecatu di Castel San Lorenzo*

Marzafecatu di Castel San Lorenzo is a traditional pasta dish from the Campania region of Italy. It is a type of handmade pasta that is similar to cavatelli, but with a unique shape that resembles a small, twisted rope. The dish is named after the town of Castel San Lorenzo, which is located in the province of Salerno.

Marzafecatu di Castel San Lorenzo is typically served with a tomato-based sauce that is flavored with garlic, olive oil, and chili peppers. The pasta is boiled until it is al dente, and then tossed with the sauce and grated pecorino cheese. It is a simple yet flavorful dish that is popular throughout the Campania region.

Marzafecatu di Castel San Lorenzo has been recognized as a traditional food product by the Italian government, and it is protected under the PAT (Prodotti Agroalimentari Tradizionali) designation. This means that the dish must be made according to specific specifications in order to be considered authentic. The pasta must be made with durum wheat flour, water, and salt, and it must be shaped by hand. The sauce must be made with San Marzano tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, and chili peppers.

Sources:
– “Marzafecatu di Castel San Lorenzo.” Italia.it, www.italia.it/en/travel-ideas/food-and-wine/marzafecatu-di-castel-san-lorenzo.html.
– “Marzafecatu di Castel San Lorenzo.” Prodotti Tipici, www.prodottitipici.com/en/prodotto/marzafecatu-di-castel-san-lorenzo/.