Via Francigena. The Road to Rome

Yummy Francigena: APULIAN TARALLI

These delicious rings are excellent travel companions along the Via Francigena. Here is their history and origin. 

Legend has it that in the 15th century during a famine in Southern Italy, a woman had nothing but water, flour, white wine and salt to feed her children.

Could it be a combination with mum's love that created the magic? Indeed, from a union of these simple ingredients a world-famous product was born: the Apulian taralli.

Their name seems to derive from the Greek “daratos” which means “sort of bread”, or from the French “toral”, a dryer.

Who knows if their emblematic shape is not due to a mother's fantasy of making humble food seem larger than it was?

Have you ever tasted them? They are crunchy and smell of oil. Light and wholesome, they can be an ideal snack on the route.

There are different types: with fennel seeds, spicy, rosemary, pizza flavour and onion. What is your favourite?!

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