The place of honor in the national cuisine is occupied by seafood. Almost every Corsican restaurant serves it. The most famous fish market is located in Ajaccio, chefs from all over the island come here to buy fresh tuna, skate and trout, as well as more exotic delicacies. Fans of classic dishes may order fish cooked following the most original recipes. Fans of the more exotic treats would like anchovies and crayfish; many of the dishes would be cooked following old Corsican recipes.
Enthusiasts will appreciate meat dishes as there is a rich selection of meals; local sausages are very popular among foreign travelers. Smoked sausages are cooked with an addition of special herbs and spices; the taste obtained as a result is simply incomparable. It is also worth to try the local ham. The most popular variety is prizuttu; in addition to beer, visitors of local taverns and bars prefer to order spicy sausages named figatellu.
Corsica is famous for its delicious cheeses; well-known variety brocciu, which is popular among gourmets around the world, is made from sheep's milk. Sweet tooth will appreciate the abundance of bakery and desserts; there you can try local’s favorite honey, which is represented in dozens of variations. There is a fragrant floral and fruity honey, a special summer and chestnut honey. Experts say that every variety of this useful sweet has not only gustative and aromatic characteristics, but also unique healing properties.
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