U panaridd di Oliveto Lucano, Panierino

U panaridd di Oliveto Lucano, also known as Panierino, is a traditional bread from the region of Basilicata in southern Italy. It is a specialty of the town of Oliveto Lucano, but can also be found in other towns and communes in the region. This delicious bread is made using simple ingredients such as flour, water, yeast, and salt.

In Oliveto Lucano, you can find U panaridd di Oliveto Lucano at local bakeries and shops. One popular bakery that sells this bread is Panificio De Luca, located on Via Roma. Another place where you can find it is Panificio Santoro, situated on Piazza Umberto I.

This bread is recognized as a traditional agri-food product (PAT) by the Basilicata region. It has specific specifications that must be met in order to be considered authentic. The bread should have a round shape with a diameter of about 20-25 cm and a height of 5-6 cm. It should have a golden crust and a soft, airy interior. The bread should be baked in a wood-fired oven and have a slightly smoky flavor.

One popular way to enjoy U panaridd di Oliveto Lucano is by making a bruschetta. Simply slice the bread, toast it, and top it with fresh tomatoes, garlic, basil, and a drizzle of olive oil. Another delicious recipe is to use this bread to make a panzanella salad. Tear the bread into bite-sized pieces, soak it in water, and then mix it with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, basil, and a dressing made with olive oil and vinegar.

Sources:
– “U panaridd di Oliveto Lucano” – Basilicata Turistica (www.basilicataturistica.it)
– “Prodotti agroalimentari tradizionali (PAT)” – Regione Basilicata (www.regione.basilicata.it)