Corsica is a beautiful island located in the Mediterranean Sea. The French island is located closer to Italy than to France and is considered a region. Until 1769, for a brief period of time, Corsica was an independent republic, so if you will visit it, you will have the chance to see a beautiful blend of Italian and French traditions, both mixed in a wonderful manner on the island. The place is filled with attractions, so you will not have the slightest chance to get bored on the island. What you really have to take advantage of when visiting Corsica is the food. The Corsican cuisine is delicious and healthy and at least in the vacation, you should take advantage of this and really have 3 meals in one day.
When it comes about food, Corsica is heaven. If you wonder what Corsicans eat, just wait and see. The pork is wonderful in the region, especially in the area of Castagniccia where pigs are gorged with fallen chestnuts. The ham is delicious and although you may not find ham with chopped onion and garlic in fancy restaurants, you should give it a try in a farmers’ market. The spices on it are delicious and served in combination with hard boiled eggs and crusty bread it’s just wonderful.
If pork is not your favorite, you can also try dishes with lamb, goat or veal. The selection is delicious, but you have to be curious enough to taste what you never had. Many dishes are served with polenta and with a red wine sauce which gives the meat a splendid flavor.
For the healthiest possible diet you need to try seafood and fish. Soup de Poisson for example is a wonderful dish based on fish, cheese and garlic. The mussels are also wonderful cooked and their taste is amazing. These dishes of the Corsican cuisine are not just tasty, but also perfect for a good diet.
The Corsincan cuisine is also about cheese. The incomparable cheeses come in large varieties, you just have to find something that you are curious to try. Some are soft and white, some are more mature, but all the cheeses you can enjoy in Corsica are more than delicious.
And of course, you should not forget about the sweets that you can indulge on the island. Forget about the diet at least while you are in Corsica because the desserts prepared in this French heaven are more than fabulous. Try the traditional Fiadone, a cheesecake which comes flambé to the table and you will never forget its taste.
As you can see, Corsica is not just a beautiful place where you can relax and visit new areas, but also a wonderful places for gourmands to enjoy a magnificent holiday. The Corsican cuisine is to die for, so if you decide the visit the lovely French island, do not set back from trying anything that looks appetizing.