In the kitchen of Taranto, fish, seafood cooked or served with vegetables are the basis of the culinary specialties of this land. As the “mussels arraganate“, mussels stuffed with bread crumbs, oregano, garlic, olive oil, parsley and tomato and passed in the oven. Mussels and oysters are a product of the economy and Taranto found in its inland seas a wonderful point of production. Among the main courses never fail the “orecchiette with turnip greens“, “risotto with seafood” and “cavatelli with mussels” all seasoned with extra virgin olive oil from the Terre Terantine DOP. Very important wine production which in Primitivo di Manduria Dolce Naturale DOCG its highest expression. Other wines of excellence are: the Terre d’Otranto DOC, the Lizzano DOC, the Colline Joniche Tarantine DOC and the Primitivo di Manduria DOC. Inevitable the fresh and aged cheeses and cured meats such as the “capocollo of Martina Franca“. To end the meal you must taste the “Gulf of Taranto IGP clementines” and “grapes of Puglia IGP“, products of which the province excels as a producer.