Onions & Garlic
If you thought the Ufita garlic was a garlic, think again!
The north-east area of the Avellino’s district, also known as Alta Irpina, and in particular the Ufita Valley, is famous for the cultivation of garlic. The properties of the ground and selected seeds results in a characteristic product with a high level of essential oils, active ingredients and a strongly aromatic flavour. This product is presented in bulbs of a white or nearly pinkish colour and medium dimension. The Ufita garlic is found in the following shapes: braid or ball. The garlic bulbs are picked manually in June and using the leaves they are weaved together to form the characteristic strings that are hung up to dry before being sold.
Calabria is famous for these sweet red onions, so good that they\'re government protected. (£8.75/kg)
Calabria is famous for its sweet red onions named after the glamorous beach town of Tropea. With an exquisite taste that made them known as some of the best onions in the world, this is a sophisticated version of a cupboard staple. Seeing as the town is famous for them, there are an innumerable amount of delicious recipes to make. Eat them raw in salads, cooked in sauces, roasted or grilled, placed on top of pizza or in frittateor even made into a jam. Size and shape may vary.