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Village Sirolo

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Traditional dishes you can’t miss

A tasty holiday

Typical dishes are inspired by fishermen and farmers’ simple recipes, nowadays elevated to excellence both for their nutritional values and for their ability to tell stories and traditions.

Come and taste them with us!

Stoccafisso all’anconitana

Here we are talking about a real institution, the culinary tradition of Stoccafisso all’Anconitana was born in the 17th century, when the ‘stocco’ was introduced to Ancona by the vessels of merchants from the northern seas: the dried cod, which served as provisions for long sea voyages, soon became a protagonist on the tables of the people of Ancona. In 1997, the Accademia dello stoccafisso all’anconitana (Academy of Ancona-style stockfish) was established to protect the legacy of this dish.

Brodetto

Brodetto is a tasty fish soup that in the Marche region comes in at least four different versions, two of which from the Conero Riviera area. In Ancona, it is necessarily prepared with 13 different species of fish and seafood: 13 like the ‘cannelle’ of the Calamo Fountain in the centre of Ancona, or, for the more mystical, like the number of diners in the “Last Supper”. A dense soup, rich in aromas and flavours, originally born from the cuisine of fishermen who brought discarded fish back to their homes because they were unsuitable for sale at the market. It is accompanied by bruschette of stale bread. A rival version is brodetto Portorecanatese, which differs because it is ‘in bianco’ and enriched with saffron. Which will be your favourite?

Moscioli

The wild mussel proliferates between Portonovo and Sirolo. It is a local custom to pick them up by diving close to the rocks with mask and flippers; walking along the shoreline, you will come across people sitting on the shoreline scraping the black shells of freshly caught moscioli, proud of their net bags full of mussels. Then, they will soon end up in the pan, togheter with some parsley, to share a tasty spaghetti dish with friends.

There are various preparations involving this ductile ingredient, but you definitely can’t leave Sirolo before you tasted a good plate of spaghetti with moscioli sauce!

Sardoncini a scottadito

The symbol of simple cooking is undoubtedly the “Sardò a scottadito”; the sardoncino is a variety of sardine typical of the Adriatic catch, which is breaded in a fragrant mixture of breadcrumbs, garlic and parsley and cooked on a grill; the main feature of this dish, as its name suggests, is that it should be eaten with the tips of the fingers as soon as it is taken out of the fire (scottadito=finger burn) a gesture that highlights the simplicity of this recipe; as simple and authentic as the seafaring people of the past, making you feel part of an ancient way of life that we do not want to forget.

Bumbarelli in porchetta

Bombetti, bumbarelli or cuccioletti, as the little sea snails are called in our parts, live an indissoluble love affair with wild fennel, destined to end in a marriage rich in taste and flavour and lasting for decades: bumbarelli in porchetta.

Those little sea snails are are delicately cooked in a voluptuous sauce with a strong character and flavoured with wild fennel; if you don’t want to upset the cook, you won’t leave any trace in the bottom of the plate and mop it all up with bread, a mandatory “scarpetta”.

The excellence of Conero

The soft hills of the Conero area, kissed by the sun and caressed by the sea breeze, give life to fine ruby red wines: Rosso Conero Doc and Conero Docg. The Rosso Conero road is a route that connects all the municipalities involved in this production, where it is possible to meet families that have been handing down for generations the knowledge and passion necessary to make these excellent wines.

Local wineries organise various tours and tastings and what better souvenir to take home with you than a sip of your holiday?

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