Sit at the table with us in Formentera.
Here are some typical products of Formentera to try during their stay on the island.
Sit at the table with us in Formentera. Here are some typical products of Formentera to try during their stay on the island.
When we travel, the sensations experienced by all our senses are mixed in the memory and go form forever the memory of the places visited. For this, a holiday becomes memorable if you also add a culinary experience.
Formentera's cuisine is obviously expressing tastes and smells of the Mediterranean, in the fresh ingredients and typical herbs of the island that are used.
Here are some typical products of Formentera that you should definitely try:
Fish is naturally the base for many local dishes.
The PEIX SEC is a typical Island product and seems to date back to the Phoenician period. Salted toghether with local spices and the dried, it is also used in the preparation of the famous ENSALADA PAYESA and in many types of fillings.
Rice is a basic element of Formentera's cuisine. Also used as accompaniment, is can be cooked with fish and seafood (ARROZ MARINERA), but also with meat, in particular in the time of 'matanza' (slaughter), when islanders kill the porks and cook all the parts (matances), in several ways: just rice, but also fried or boiled.
They are delicious. Fresh and aged cheeses, mostly made from sheep or goat fresh island milk.
A nice dessert couldn't be missing. FLAO' is a round cake made mainly with sheep cheese and Mint. Is associated with Easter.
In addition to various local wines and the typical 'vino payes' (also used to cook), the protagonist of Formenter's after dinner is obviously LAS HIERBAS, traditional liquor made from island herbs.
Siting at a table in Formentera is an indescribable pleasure, for the landscape and ... for local delicacies!