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Sun over Capri, Agropoli
World famous mozzarella

olio del cilento
Rich olive oil

Sun over Capri, Agropoli
Legumes

Ancient gym, Paestum
Classic south Italian Toms

Ancient basin, Paestum
Cheeses for insomniacs


Creep, Paestum
Crunchy apples

Ancient gym, Paestum
A wonderful fragrance

The cuisine of Cilento
Creep, Paestum
All the dishes served at the lodges of the Parmenideum are traditional plates from the Cilento area. This diet is a Mediterranean diet, which was first studied in modern times by Professor Ancel Keys (an American dietician). The meals are home prepared by local chefs and sometimes the lady of the house, and offer home made bread made in an outdoor wood baking oven.
At an agriturismo many of the foods served are home grown or reared and made in-house, such as meats, salamis, cheeses, wines, fruits & vegetables, pasta and grains and of course olive-wood baked bread
Creep, Paestum
Pasta shells & broccoli
Ancient floor decoration, Paestum
Handmade Fusillo
Ancient floor decoration, Paestum
Sepie & spaghetti
Sun over Capri, Agropoli
Cilento Seafood platter
Ancient temple, Paestum
Melenzane (Aubergines)
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Octopus in olive oil
Inscription, Paestum
Pan Pizza - authentic!
Ancient basin, Paestum
Wood baked bread

Many of the agriturismo we host encounters at offer cakes, sweets, jam and liquor made in house. These items and the processes of making them have been passed down through the generations.

Examples of some local products which are used in the dishes prepared at the various agriturismo: local olive oil, Cilentan chickpeas, buffalo mozzarella (found only in this region in the world), salami, home made pasta, local wine and free range meat.

There is always an abundance of good, locally produced wine, salami and other cured meats and cheeses at the encounters.

The region of Cilento is famous for the longevity of it's inhabitants, most of whom live well into their 90's and many into the 100's. Red hot chillies probably play no small part in this.


Ancient temple, Paestum
White wines
Ancient gym, Paestum
Red wines
Inscription, Paestum
Caciocavallo - a cheese experience

 

Wines, garlic and exquisite virgin olive oils also contribute to the remarkable level of health enjoyed in this region. This, together with the high oxygen content, is probably a mix that will not be found anywhere else on earth.



Ancient floor decoration, Paestum Ancient basin, Paestum
With an enormous variety of centuries-old products, the Cilento is probably the most gastronimically interesting place to visit. Ancient floor decoration, Paestum
Added to the pleasure of the pursuit of knowledge, what more could anyone want?! Inscription, Paestum
Ancient basin, Paestum  
Ancient gym, Paestum
Brusket, oil, basil & toms
 



     
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