The arrival of December marks the beginning of the rush for Christmas presents : why not choose this year to donate one of the typical Sicilian products, a Slow Food presidium ?
Gastronomic gifts , we have widely ascertained, are among the most welcome. You hardly run the risk of failing to guess the tastes of the recipient, especially if he is a good fork and even more so if he appreciates good things.
And Slow Food principals are rarely not. Typical Sicilian products are particularly loved throughout Italy (and beyond), here's what you can choose in view of Christmas 2020 : original gastronomic gifts with which to make an excellent impression.
Typical Sicilian products, gift ideas among the Slow Food presidia
Ustica lentils . Lentils are the stars of the holidays. Of all the legumes, they are the ones that tradition requires to bring to the table on New Year's Eve, as a good omen for the new year. But Ustica lentils have something extra because they are unique: they have always been grown on lava and fertile soils with mainly manual techniques. They are small and dark, tasty and grown in full respect of nature.
We have talked extensively about the Nebrodi black pig . Well, whether you choose capocollo or lard , it can find space in food gift baskets . It is an irresistible gem in the eyes of those who love to discover the typical products of a place.
If we talk about cured meats we must necessarily give space to dairy products. Recently added to the Sicilian DOP cheeses , the Nebrodi provola is obtained with the mountain pasture milk of cows that are free to graze on the mountains and feed on what they find in the mountains and on very pure water. The result is a delicious provola, in all its variations.
Another garrison whose flavor you can appreciate is Sulla honey which, for those unfamiliar with it, is a typical plant of the Mediterranean area found above all in Sicily. The honey of Sulla , particular and different from the usual, is an ideal gastronomic gift to make a thought for the people you love.
Let's close this small review of gift ideas to eat with Caiculli late mandarin jam . It is a perfect delight to satisfy even the most demanding palates. These tangerines , rich in vitamin C like all citrus fruits, are harvested between the end of February and the beginning
Here are the gifts for those who love to eat : suitable for adults and children, you can enclose them in a DIY Christmas basket . But don't wait too long, December 25th is near.